Higher Education and Employment Advancement Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Higher Education and Employment Advancement 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 HIGHER EDUCATION AND EMPLOYMENT ADVANCEMENT that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Board of Regents for Higher Education and the Office of Higher Education, and (B) public and independent institutions of higher education, private occupational schools, post-secondary education, job training institutions and programs, apprenticeship training programs and adult job training programs offered to the public by any state agency or funded in whole or in part by the state.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Higher Education and Employment Advancement Members, 2015
Democratic members (12)Republican members (8)
Dante Bartolomeo, ChairKevin Witkos, Ranking Member
Roberta Willis, ChairWhit Betts, Ranking Member
Mae Flexer, Vice chairTimothy J. Ackert
Rick Lopes, Vice chairMike Alberts
Juan CandelariaMike Bocchino
Patricia DillonDevin R. Carney
Linda GentileTimothy LeGeyt
Gregory HaddadJesse MacLachlan
Claire Janowski
Douglas McCrory
Bobby Sanchez
Toni Walker


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



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