Sen. Roraback Appointed To Gov. Rell’s Ethics Commission Restructuring Working Group

October 12, 2004

Senator Andrew W. Roraback, R-Goshen, has been appointed by Senate Republican Leader Louis C. DeLuca to the new working group created by Governor M. Jodi Rell to draft a bill that will entirely restructure the State Ethics Commission and be one of the first pieces of legislation addressed by the General Assembly when it convenes in January.

“Governor Rell made it very clear that she is not interested in changing the makeup of the State Ethics Commission for cosmetic reasons. She wants to make the system better, and she wants to work with the General Assembly in a bipartisan manner to make whatever changes are necessary to make the system work better. I am honored to be asked to serve on this working group, and I look forward to working with Governor Rell, the other members of the working group, and the legislature to craft bipartisan legislation that will accomplish this worthy goal,” said Senator Roraback.

Senator Roraback is a ranking member of the General Assembly’s Government Administration and Elections Committee. This committee has jurisdiction over the State Ethics Commission.
Earlier today, Governor Rell outlined her plan for restructuring the State Ethics Commission to strengthen the Commission’s enforcement abilities and prevent possible conflicts of interest inherent in the present system, and announced the creation of her task force to draft legislation.