Education Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Education Committee is a Joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and contains members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees.

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Per each chamber's rules, committees of the Connecticut General Assembly are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1][2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] Neither the President nor the Speaker is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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A committee on EDUCATION that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Education, and (B) school building projects, local and regional boards of education, the substantive law of collective bargaining covering teachers and professional employees of such boards, vocational rehabilitation, and libraries, including the State Library, museums and historical and cultural associations.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Education Members, 2015
Democratic members (20)Republican members (13)
Andrew M. Fleischmann, ChairGail Lavielle, Ranking Member
Gayle Slossberg, ChairAntonietta Boucher, Ranking Member
Bobby Sanchez, Vice chairTimothy J. Ackert
Gary Holder-Winfield, Vice chairSamuel Belsito
Andre BakerEric C. Berthel
Dante BartolomeoMitch Bolinsky
Beth ByeAundre Bumgardner
Juan CandelariaDan Carter
Michelle CookNoreen Kokoruda
Jeffrey A. CurreyTimothy LeGeyt
Michael C. D'AgostinoKathleen M. McCarty
Henry GengaGayle Mulligan
Susan JohnsonPam Staneski
Roland J. Lemar
Art Linares
Cristin McCarthy Vahey
Douglas McCrory
Brandon McGee
Patricia Miller
Jason Rojas


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.



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