This week marked our first meetings in committee, which is where the bulk of work done to craft legislation occurs. One of the committee rooms is pictured here. I will be working on the following committees, as appointed by Speaker Ryckman:

  • Judiciary
  • Energy, Utilities, and Telecommunications
  • Health and Human Services
  • Joint Committee on Special Claims Against the State

The first three committees are my regular committees, and typically meet a couple of times a week. You can view the schedule, times, and location by visiting my legislative portal which you can view by clicking here . This week primarily consisted of introductions of committee members and staff. Next week, we will begin holding hearings and presentations. The website is also a great place to research the status of legislation as it makes it way through the process and to watch and listen to committee meetings online.