Senator Kane Appointed To Four Legislative Committees

February 18, 2008

Senator Rob Kane (R-32) has been named as a ranking member of the General Assembly’s Banks Committee and as a member of the committees on Appropriations, Commerce and Program Review & Investigations.

“I appreciate the opportunity to contribute to the important work of these legislative committees, and want to thank Senate Minority Leader John McKinney for these appointments. I am looking forward to working with my new colleagues in the legislature,” said Senator Kane.

Senator Robert J. Kane, a long-time resident of Watertown, was elected to represent the 32nd Senatorial District in a special election on January 15, 2008. In addition to Watertown, his district includes the communities of Bethlehem, Bridgewater, Middlebury, Oxford, Roxbury, Seymour, Southbury, Thomaston and Woodbury.

Senator Kane will serve on the Banks Committee, which oversees legislation relating to the state Department of Banking, banks, savings banks, banks and trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, the supervision of the sale of securities, fraternal benefit societies, as well as secured and unsecured lending.

The Appropriations Committee oversees legislation regarding the spending side of the state budget.

The Commerce Committee oversees legislation relating to the state Department of Economic and Community Development, the Connecticut Development Authority, Connecticut Innovations, Inc., and the Connecticut Commission on Culture and Tourism.

The Program Review & Investigations Committee may initiate any legislation members deem necessary concerning a program, department or other matter under investigation or review by the committee.