Senator Kane Appointed To Legislature’s Public Health Committee

January 29, 2010

Will Continue To Serve On Banks Committee, Human Services Committee & Appropriations Committee

State Senator Rob Kane (R-32) has been appointed to the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee.

“I look forward to contributing to the important work of the legislature’s Public Health Committee, along with continuing to serve on other committees that also deal with issues that matter to the people of Connecticut,” said Senator Kane.

The Public Health Committee oversees legislation dealing with the state departments of Public Health, Mental Health and Addiction Services, and Developmental Services, as well as the state Office of Health Care Access. Furthermore, the Public Health Committee also deals with health issues, emergency medical services, licensing boards within the state Department of Public Health, nursing homes, pure food and drugs, and controlled substances, including the treatment of substance abuse.

In addition to serving on the Public Health Committee, Senator Kane will continue to serve as a ranking member, or leading Republican Senator, on the General Assembly’s Banks Committee and Human Services Committee, and as a member of the Appropriations Committee.

The 2010 Legislative Session will begin on Wednesday, February 3rd and run through Wednesday, May 5th.

“The most important task before the General Assembly this year is resolving the state’s persistent fiscal problems. Besides closing the existing $500.5-million budget gap, an important part of our job will be crafting responsible, workable and creative initiatives to restore prosperity to our state. As always, I look forward to working in a bipartisan manner to do what is right for Connecticut,” said Senator Kane.