Issue areas: Agriculture, natural resources, and environmental issues, including agricultural land preservation, program open space, and vehicle emissions; Ethics; Housing, landlord and tenant, and real property, including lead paint; Local government, including land use; Transportation, including highways, bridges, mass transit, and vehicle laws.
This committee is responsible for utility regulation, in addition to banks and other financial institutions; commercial law, including consumer protection; corporations and associations; business regulation; business occupations and professions; economic development; electronic commerce; insurance regulation, except health insurance; labor and employment; and workers' compensation.
Issue areas: Examines all nominations for appointments made by the Governor that require Senate confirmation; Reports its recommendations to the Senate, which subsequently votes to confirm or reject the nominees.
This committee oversees utility regulation, including energy, telecommunications and transportation, in addition to banks and other financial institutions; credit regulation and consumer financing; commercial law, including consumer protection; economic development; health care facilities; public health, Medicaid, and long term care; social programs, including welfare; state personnel; and workers' compensation.
This committee oversees licensing and regulation of energy, environment and natural resources, in addition to ethics and election laws; veterans affairs; fire prevention; primary, secondary, and higher education policy; procurement; agriculture and land preservation; local government affairs; and state government organization and procedures.