Kupchick, Devlin receive legislative committee assignments

State Rep. Brenda Kupchick and state representative-elect Laura Devlin have received their legislative committee assignments from House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

Kupchick was re-elected to a third term, while Devlin was elected to her first term, on Nov. 4. The new legislative session opens on Jan. 7.

Kupchick, who earlier this fall was appointed the head Republican on the legislature’s Housing Committee, will again be tapped to serve as ranking member of that committee. Kupchick wants to examine and amend the state housing statutes (8-30g).

“In today’s economy people determine where to live and work based on what kind of housing is available,” Kupchick said. Connecticut needs to update and modernize its housing laws to keep up with surrounding states who are luring residents out of state.”

Additionally, Kupchick will serve on the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee, which has cognizance over all matters relating to insurance law and real estate law.

“My focus on the Insurance committee this session will be to improve our mental health services in Connecticut to better help in-need families,” Kupchick said.

Kupchick has also been asked to serve on the legislature’s Energy and Technology committee, which has purview over all matters relating to the Department of Public Utility Control and energy planning and activities. Kupchick will be providing greater scrutiny over the recent electric rate increases, storm power outages and tree trimming plans by the utilities.

Devlin secured a post on the legislature’s Finance Revenue and Bonding, Transportation and the Government Administration and Elections committees.

Devlin is preparing for challenges tied to his assignments as well as the responsibilities of being a state representative — particularly taking an active role in resuscitating Connecticut’s ailing finances and stopping the avalanche of taxes on middle class families.

“This will be a comprehensive and challenging legislative session,” Devlin said. “As a member of the Finance committee, which is the tax-writing committee, I will fight all attempts to raise income taxes on Fairfield and Trumbull families.

“I am particularly excited about serving on the Transportation Committee, which has cognizance of all matters relating transportation, including highways and bridges, mass transit and railroads,” she said. “We have serious transportation issues in our state to resolve.”

Kupchick said she looks forward to working with Laura and the delegation on a plan to get Fairfield County’s transportation system fixed.

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