Petit Announces Committee Assignments for 2019 Legislative Session

Posted on January 7, 2019 by jpheasant


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HARTFORD – State Representative William A. Petit, Jr. (R-22) is joining his fellow colleagues in the Connecticut General Assembly in preparing for the start of the 2019 Legislative Session which convenes Wednesday, January 9. Petit will then take the oath of office and begin serving his second term in the Connecticut General Assembly.

“I am looking forward to getting back to work on behalf of the people of Plainville and New Britain and the state of Connecticut,” Rep. Petit said. “This promises to be a very busy session with much work to be done, and I am ready to roll up my sleeves and get moving. I encourage anyone who has questions or concerns regarding state government to contact me.”

Rep. Petit has also announced his committee assignments for the 2019-2020 legislative sessions. He has been appointed by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides as Ranking Member of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, serving as the House Republican Caucus’ senior leader of the committee.

“I’m honored to have been selected by Leader Klarides to serve as Ranking Member of the Public Health Committee for the upcoming term,” Rep. Petit said. “There will be many important issues that will come before the committee this session, and I look forward to leveraging my career as a medical doctor and consultant in the field to help to inform public policy and best practices to ensure the health and well-being of the people of Connecticut of all ages.”

House Republican Leader Themis Klarides added, “I am thankful to Rep. Petit for his steadfast and unwavering service to our House Republican Caucus. I know that I can rely on him to maintain discipline and ensure that business in the Public Health Committee runs efficiently and best represents common sense policies dedicated to the well-being of the people of Connecticut.”

Rep. Petit was reappointed to the Appropriations Committee, stating he is committed to fighting for common sense policies that will help Connecticut businesses grow and thrive while reining in state spending of taxpayer dollars and restoring fiscal health. Petit has also been newly appointed to serve on the Energy & Technology Committee for the upcoming two year term.

The 2019 Legislative Session will run from January 9 to June 5.

William A. Petit, Jr. represents the towns of Plainville and New Britain in the General Assembly.