Public Health Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Public Health 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
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A committee on PUBLIC HEALTH that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Public Health, the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Service and the Department of Developmental Services, and (B) health, including emergency medical services, all licensing boards within the Department of Public Health, nursing homes, pure foods and drugs, and controlled substances, including the treatment of substance abuse.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Public Health Members, 2015
Democratic members (17)Republican members (11)
Terry Gerratana, ChairJoe Markley, Ranking Member
Matthew Ritter, ChairPrasad Srinivasan, Ranking Member
Joseph Crisco, Vice chairAl Adinolfi
Emmett D. Riley, Vice chairEric C. Berthel
David AlexanderWhit Betts
Andre BakerVincent Candelora
Theresa W. ConroyChristie Carpino
Michelle CookRobert Kane
Mike DemiccoKathleen M. McCarty
Henry GengaJason Perillo
Ted Kennedy, Jr.Fred Wilms
Marilyn Moore
Kevin Ryan
Peggy Sayers
Sean Scanlon
Peter Tercyak
David Zoni


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



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