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Environment Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Environment 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.

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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 ENVIRONMENT that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection concerning the preservation and protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state and the Department of Agriculture, including farming, dairy products and domestic animals, and (B) conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, water resources and flood and erosion control, and the preservation and protection of the air, water and other natural resources of the state.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Environment Members, 2015
Democratic members (16)Republican members (12)
Ted Kennedy, Jr., ChairClark J. Chapin, Ranking Member
James Albis, ChairJohn J. Shaban, Ranking Member
Marilyn Moore, Vice-chairGary Byron
David Arconti, Jr., Vice-chairDevin R. Carney
Terry BackerJay M. Case
Mike DemiccoDoug Dubitsky
Patricia DillonBen McGorty
John HennessyCraig Miner
Robert MegnaGayle Mulligan
Phil MillerJohn Piscopo
Mary MushinskyMark Tweedie
Kevin RyanMelissa H. Ziobron
Sean Scanlon
William Tong
Diana Urban
Roberta Willis


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



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