Sen. Guglielmo Receives Key Committee Assignments for the 2013 Legislative Session

January 9, 2013
Senate Circle on opening day

Senate Circle on opening day

Hartford, CT – Senator Tony Guglielmo (R-Stafford) received four key committee assignments for the 2013 legislative session and will be sworn in for a eleventh term at the State Capitol on Wednesday, January 9th.

Senate minority leadership recently announced that Sen. Guglielmo will be the ranking member on Public Safety and sit on the Program Review & Investigations, Internship, Exec & Legislative Nominations committees.

Sen. Guglielmo was also named Chief Deputy Minority Leader of the Republican Caucus. As ranking member on Public Safety, Sen. Guglielmo has always taken an active role in making sure the policies passed by the committee keep the citizens of Connecticut safe. “This year we will partake in a responsible civil discourse with regard to gun control in light of the recent tragedy in Newtown. It must include a discussion of access to mental health, school safety and of course protecting the second amendment,” said Sen. Guglielmo.

  • Public Safety committee has cognizance of all matters relating to homeland security, the Department of Public Safety, including state police, state organized task force on crime, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code and the state building code, civil preparedness and legalized gambling, and military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.
  • Program Review & Investigations committee with no specific subject matter boundaries, the committee’s primary charge is to examine “state government programs and their administration to ascertain whether such programs are effective, continue to serve their intended purposes, are conducted in an efficient and effective manner, or require modification or elimination.” It may raise and report out bills related to these examinations.
  • Internship Committee a major objective of the program is to prepare interns to perform the necessary support services desired by the legislators for whom they are working; i.e. bill analysis and tracking, spot and in-depth research, drafting of news releases and speeches, liaison work, constituent casework, etc.
  • Exec & Legislative Nominations committee all executive and legislative nominations requiring action of either or both chambers, except judicial nominations, nominations of workers’ compensation commissioners and nominations of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles, shall be referred to the committee on executive and legislative nominations.

Sen. Guglielmo, was first elected to represent the 35th Senatorial District in the General Assembly in 1992. Guglielmo, who retired as president and owner of the Penny-Hanley & Howley Co., Inc. in Stafford, is active in civic and political affairs.

He was appointed by President Bush to the U.S. Small Business Administration National Advisory Council in 1989. Prior to this, Sen. Guglielmo was appointed by President Reagan to the Federal Council on Aging in 1981. On the state level, Sen. Guglielmo, a graduate of the University of Connecticut, is a member and past chairman of the UConn Parents Committee and a former member of the Board of Directors of the Connecticut Association for the Prevention of Child Abuse. Sen. Guglielmo served in the U.S. Army from 1962-1968. He holds a B.A. in political science from the University of Connecticut and a Masters Degree in history from Trinity College.