Named Executive Nominations Committee Vice-Chair

January 10, 2017

State Representative Michael DiMassa (D-West Haven), who recently took the oath of office in the 116th Assembly District, has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee by Speaker of the House Joseph Aresimowicz (D-Berlin/Southington).

Rep. DiMassa was also named to the legislature’s Appropriations, Public Safety and Banking Committees.

“I thank Speaker Aresimowicz for the honor of being appointed Vice Chairman of the Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee,” Rep. DiMassa said. “I am looking forward to serving on the Appropriations, Public Safety, and Banking Committees. I know how important these committees are to the operations of state government and to my pledge to serve the needs of all the people in my district.”

“ Rep. DiMassa will be an important asset as he undertakes his new responsibilities in the legislature” Speaker Aresimowicz said. “I am confident that he will be able to bring a new perspective and set of skills that will make him a great addition to the committees he serves on.” 

The Executive and Legislative Nominations Committee has oversight over all nominations requiring action of either or both chambers of the General Assembly except judicial nominations, nominations of workers' compensation commissioners and nominations of members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles.

The Appropriations Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies. Other issues under the committee's jurisdiction include matters relating to state employees' salaries, benefits and retirement, teachers' retirement and veterans' pensions and collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards for all state employees.

The Public Safety and Security Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to (A) the Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection, and civil preparedness and homeland security, state police, the state-wide organized crime investigative task force, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code, and legalized gambling.


The Banking Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Banking, and banks, savings banks, bank and trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, the supervision of the sale of securities, fraternal benefit societies and secured and unsecured lending.