General Law Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The General Law 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.

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.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules
DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules


A committee on GENERAL LAW that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Consumer Protection, except legalized gambling, and (B) alcoholic beverages, fair trade and sales practices, consumer protection, mobile homes and occupational licensing, except licensing by the Department of Public Health.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

General Law Members, 2015
Democratic members (12)Republican members (6)
Carlo Leone, ChairKevin Witkos, Ranking Member
David Baram, ChairDan Carter, Ranking Member
Timothy Larson, Vice chairBill Aman
David William Kiner, Vice chairAnthony D'Amelio
Emil AltobelloJohn Kissel
David Arconti, Jr.David Rutigliano
Louis Esposito
Frank Nicastro, Sr.
Linda Orange
Daniel S. Rovero
Gayle Slossberg
Lezlye Zupkus


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



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