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
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|