Children Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Children Committee is a joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly, containing members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees. Prior to 2013, the Committee was a select committee.

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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.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules
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A committee on CHILDREN that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to children.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Children Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (5)
Dante Bartolomeo, ChairHenri Martin, Ranking Member
Diana Urban, ChairNoreen Kokoruda, Ranking Member
Beth Bye, Vice chairMike Bocchino
John K. Hampton, Vice chairPam Staneski
Juan CandelariaMelissa H. Ziobron
Kelly J.S. Luxenberg
Kim Rose
Edwin Vargas


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



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