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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

Function

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]

Membership

2013-2014

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

General Law Members, 2013
Democratic members (12)Republican members (6)
Paul Doyle, Co-ChairKevin Witkos, Ranking Member
David Baram, Co-ChairDan Carter, Ranking Member
John Fonfara, Vice ChairJohn Kissel
David William Kiner, Vice ChairBill Aman
Eric ColemanAnthony D'Amelio
Emil AltobelloDavid Rutigliano
David Arconti, Jr.
Louis Esposito
Sandy Nafis
Frank Nicastro, Sr.
Linda Orange
Daniel S. Rovero

2011-2012

2009-2010

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