News release from State Rep. Steve Stafstrom:
State Representative Steven Stafstrom (D-Bridgeport), who recently took the oath of office in the 129th Assembly District, has been appointed to serve on three key General Assembly committees by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).
Rep. Stafstrom will be a member of the Judiciary, Environment, and Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees.
“I want to thank Speaker Sharkey for the opportunity to serve on these legislative committees,” Rep. Stafstrom said. “I understand the oversight of these committees is critically important to the operations of state government and to my pledge to serve the needs of all the people in my district.”
“I’m confident Rep. Stafstrom will be an important asset as he undertakes serving in the legislature,” Speaker Sharkey said. “I know the committees will be well served by his leadership.”
The Judiciary Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to courts, judicial procedures, criminal law, probate courts, probation, parole, wills, estates, adoption, divorce, bankruptcy, escheat, law libraries, deeds, mortgages, conveyancing, preservation of land records and other public documents.
The Environment Committee has oversight over matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection that include conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, water resources and flood and erosion control; and all matters relating to the Department of Agriculture, including farming, dairy products and domestic animals.
The Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee has jurisdiction over all matters relating to finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees and taxation. The committee also has cognizance over employer contributions for unemployment compensation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services and the revenue aspects of the Division of Special.