Frantz leads Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee; matters of Commerce

December 30, 2014

2015 Legislative Assignments – Frantz leads Finance, Revenue & Bonding Committee; matters of Commerce

Hartford, CT – State Senator Scott Frantz (R-Greenwich) receives committee assignments for the 2015 Legislative Session and is named Deputy Minority Leader of the Senate Republican Caucus.

Sen. Minority Leader Len Fasano (R-North Haven) recently announced the new assignments including appointing Sen. Frantz on the following committees: ranking member on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, ranking member of the Commerce Committee, Legislative Management Committee and Transportation Committee.

“I am honored to be chosen for these important assignments,” remarked Sen. Frantz. “The Finance Revenue and Bonding Committee is extremely busy laying the ground work for the states’ future in many areas of budgeting. Especially critical is overseeing and putting controls on spending practices relating to future economic stability and tax reform.”

“We have an incredible group of lawmakers in the Senate Republican caucus. Our Republican senators will bring fresh ideas to the table to address the many challenges our state faces and to better Connecticut not only for today, but also for our future. We look forward to a very productive legislative term,” said Senator Fasano.

In addition to oversight of the taxing and spending committee Senator Frantz monitors the goals of the Commerce Committee including work being done by the Department of Economic and Community Development, the Connecticut Development Authority and Connecticut Innovations, Incorporated. These entities have been pivotal in laying the groundwork for the “Jobs Bill” put in place by both Republicans and Democrats during the 2012 legislative session. The goal of which was to help small businesses in Connecticut.

On the Legislative Management Committee, Frantz and others oversee improvement of legislative operations and decide on matters of organization, procedures, facilities and working conditions of the General Assembly and compensation of employees of the legislative branch.

Rounding out Frantz’s responsibilities is his position on the critically important Transportation Committee. This includes policy that affects highways and bridges, navigation, aeronautics, mass transit and railroads; and the State Traffic Commission along with the Department of Motor Vehicles. In recent years, supporting bills that provide adequate funding for the state’s transportation infrastructure has been vital. Sen. Frantz joins many of his legislative colleagues in pushing for a “lock box” on transportation dollars so they are not wasted.

The 2015 Legislative Session begins on January 7th.