Rep. Simms Takes Oath Of Office

January 10, 2019

I look forward to working on all the important issues that will keep these committees very busy this session.

Rep. Simms will be serving as vice-chair of Transportation and a member on the Appropriations, and Environment Committees.

The Appropriations Committee oversees 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 Environment Committee oversees 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 Transportation Committee oversees matters relating to the Department of Transportation, including highways and bridges, navigation, aeronautics, mass transit and railroads; and to the State Traffic Commission and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Travis Simms represents Norwalk’s 140th House District.