D'Agostino named House chairman of the legislature's General Law Committee

January 24, 2018

State Rep. Mike D’Agostino, D-Hamden, has been named House chairman of the legislature’s General Law Committee.

D’Agostino’s appointment comes after the resignation of former state Rep. David Baram, who won an election to become the new 3rd District Probate Court judge and previously served as House chairman of the committee.

“It is a privilege to be appointed as chairman of the General Law Committee and I look forward to continuing and expanding upon the work of my predecessor, state Rep. David Baram. As committee chairman, I will use this platform as a way to advocate for policies that will propel our state forward and allow Connecticut to become a regional model for the legalization of recreational marijuana, continue expanding our craft brewing industry, and protect our robust medical marijuana industry from attacks by the Trump administration. By implementing legislation that allows us to grow our economy, we will be able to create more local job opportunities and help improve Connecticut’s bottom line,” D’Agostino said.

D’Agostino also serves as Assistant Majority Whip and is a member of the Commerce, Executive & Legislative Nominations, and Planning & Development committees.

“I’m so glad that Rep. D’Agostino accepted his new role as House Chair of the General Law Committee,” said Speaker of the House Joe Aresimowicz, D-Berlin. “During his tenure as a legislator, Mike has proven that he is extremely hardworking and well respected by his peers. His years of experience as a lawyer paired with his extensive knowledge of the legislative process will make him an instant asset to the committee and an excellent chairman.”

For more than 20 years, D’Agostino has practiced civil litigation in Connecticut as well as throughout the country. He is also a member of the Board of Directors of Connecticut Appleseed, a statewide, non-profit organization that mobilizes the skills and resources of pro bono lawyers and other professionals to improve access to education, health care, financial and other services for the state’s less-fortunate residents.