Receives Committee Leadership Assignment
HARTFORD — State Representative J.P. Sredzinski (R-112) joined legislative colleagues today, on Opening Day of the 2019 Legislative Session, and was sworn in to his third term at the State Capitol. He will serve for two more years as the House Representative for the 112th General Assembly District of Monroe and Newtown.
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This “long” session allows for bills on a variety of issues to be introduced, debated and voted on in committees and legislative chambers. Most importantly, the General Assembly will be facing significant budget challenges during the 2019 Legislative Session. House and Senate Republican budget priorities for the 2019 session continue to include implementing long-term structural changes to restore sustainability and predictability to the budget, and the “Prioritize Progress” transportation plan to fund and protect transportation dollars without tolls or tax increases.
Rep. Sredzinski has also received his legislative committee assignments for this term. He will serve as a member of the Human Services and Higher Education & Employment Committees, and Ranking Member of the Public Safety and Security Committee.
As the Public Safety Ranking Member, Rep. Sredzinski will lead his caucus members on issues regarding the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection; as well as civil preparedness and homeland security, state police, the state-wide organized crime investigative task force, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code, and legalized gambling.
In addition, the Human Services Committee has cognizance over all matters relating to the Department of Social Services and its institutions, and the Office of Protection and Advocacy for Persons with Disabilities and the Department of Rehabilitation Services. The Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee oversees matters relating to public and independent institutions of higher education including UConn, private occupational schools, post‑secondary education, job training institutions and programs, apprenticeship training programs and adult job training programs offered to the public by any state agency or funded in whole or in part by the state.
“I am thrilled to be back in Hartford, starting my third legislative session,” said Rep. Sredzinski. “I thank my constituents for their continued support and for entrusting me to represent their voice at the State Capitol. Reflecting back on why I ran for this position originally, I continue to seek to make our state more affordable and to improve our economy. I am especially honored to continue as the lead House Republican of the Public Safety and Security Committee. I take this job very seriously and will do my best to make all Connecticut residents as safe as possible.”
Rep. Sredzinski can be reached at JP.Sredzinski@housegop.ct.gov or 800-842-1423. Constituents can also reach him on Facebook at www.facebook.com/repsredzinski.
The 2019 Regular Legislative Session will adjourn at midnight on June 5th.