Farry Announces 2017-18 Committee Assignments
Bucks County lawmaker retains seats on key legislative panels
HARRISBURG – Following House committee appointments for the 2017-18 legislative session, Rep. Frank Farry (R-Bucks) announced he has retained his seats on the House Consumer Affairs, Health, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees.
The committees provide legislative oversight and help shape the language in bills that fall under their areas of responsibility.
“As an active member of these committees, I am able to stay connected to the issues important to the residents of Bucks County and the Commonwealth,” Farry said.
Responsibilities of the committees on which Farry will serve are as follows:
• The Consumer Affairs Committee
reviews all legislation that protects the buyer, such as the Credit Card Information Act, Pennsylvania Automobile Lemon Law, and Unfair Trade Practices and Consumer Protection Law.
• The Health Committee
works on health-related issues and legislation, ranging from teenage pregnancy and nursing home licensing to intellectual disabilities and organ donation.
• The Local Government Committee
considers bills dealing with the municipal codes by which local governments operate.
• The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee
oversees legislation concerning the Pennsylvania National Guard, disaster relief, 9-1-1 emergency dispatch services and state veterans benefits.
Farry noted he is particularly pleased to have retained his seat on the Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee, where he will be working with a newly formed commission dedicated to helping Pennsylvania’s first responders address key issues such as recruitment and retention.
“Rep. Farry has been a very productive member of this committee since 2009, and the experience that he brings as a fire chief has been a very valuable resource for me and the committee, as we work to ensure the public safety of our citizenry, and oversee issues that benefit our veterans, military personnel, emergency responders and their families,” said House Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee Chairman Stephen E. Barrar (R-Chester/Delaware).
In addition to his committee assignments, Farry was renamed a deputy House majority whip for the 2017-18 session. Deputy whips are responsible for assisting with member head counts and helping to promote certain tough issues facing the House Republican Caucus. They also keep the majority whip informed of any issues members may have that could have an effect on the legislative agenda and on the caucus as a whole.
For more information about Farry’s legislative priorities, visit RepFarry.com
Representative Frank Farry
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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