Rep. Smith Receives Committee Assignments and New Leadership Position

Posted on December 19, 2018 by admin


HARTFORD – On Tuesday, December 18th State Representative Richard Smith (R-108) was promoted by Minority Leader Themis Klarides as Co-Chairman of the House Republican Policy initiative, Rep. Smith was elevated from his current role as an Assistant House Republican Leader. In addition, Rep. Smith was appointed to serve on the legislature’s Labor Committee, Housing Committee and Judiciary Committee.

The new assignments will take effect on January 9th at the start of the next legislative term.

“I’m looking forward to the start of the next legislative session,” said Rep. Smith. “I’m excited to begin a new assignment to help create and implement policies that will benefit the residents of Connecticut for the short and long term. I also look forward to my new assignment on the Housing Committee. There will be many issues up for debate in the 2019 legislative session in addition to setting a new biennial budget, these committee and leadership assignments put in me a strong position to advocate for our communities. ”

Rep. Smith will also continue to serve on the legislature’s powerful Judiciary Committee, which has authority over all matters relating to courts, judicial procedures, criminal law, probate courts, civil law, all nominations of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and all matters relating to the Judicial Department.

Additionally, Rep. Smith will serve on the General Assembly’s Labor and Public Employees Committee, which has cognizance of all matters relating to labor laws, occupational health and safety, labor unions and labor disputes; all matters relating to the Department of Labor; and all matters relating to conditions of employment of state and municipal employees.