The Public Safety and Security 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. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. Neither the President nor the Speaker is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Senate Rules
See rules: House Rules
See rules: Joint Rules
||A committee on PUBLIC SAFETY AND SECURITY that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and (B) civil preparedness and homeland security, state police, the state-wide organized crime investigative task force, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code, legalized gambling and military and veterans' affairs, except veterans' pensions.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Public Safety and Security Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (16)||Republican members (9)|
|• Joan Hartley, Co-Chair||• Anthony Guglielmo, Ranking Member|
|• Stephen Dargan, Co-Chair||• Janice Giegler, Ranking Member|
|• Andres Ayala, Jr., Vice Chair||• Penny Bacchiochi|
|• Joe Verrengia, Vice Chair||• Anthony D'Amelio|
|• David Arconti, Jr.||• Tony Hwang|
|• Elizabeth A. Boukus||• Brenda L. Kupchick|
|• Charles Clemons||• Kevin Witkos|
|• Louis Esposito||• Dave Yaccarino|
|• Minnie Gonzalez||• Lezlye Zupkus|
|• John Hampton|
|• Ed Jutila|
|• Steve Mikutel|
|• Frank Nicastro, Sr.|
|• Linda Orange|
|• Catherine Osten|
|• Daniel S. Rovero|
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Senate Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 18)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "House Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 20-d)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Joint Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 3-c-1)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Joint Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 3-16)
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.