Bill Simanski named Assistant Rep Leader

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Simanski named Assistant Republican Leader

Bill Simanski recently began his third two-year term representing the 62nd General Assembly District that includes Barkhamsted, Granby, Hartland and New Hartford.

Connecticut House Republicans assigned Simanski to four legislative committees. He was also named Assistant Republican Leader by House Minority Leader Themis Klarides.

Simanski will serve as the ranking member of the legislature’s Banks Committee. This committee deals with issues regarding banks, savings banks, bank and trust companies, savings and loan associations, credit unions, the supervision of the sale of securities, fraternal benefit societies and all legislation dealing with secured and unsecured lending. As ranking member, Simanski will have the opportunity to discuss bills with the Majority leadership and influence when bills will be spoken upon.

Simanski will also return to the legislature’s committees on Transportation and Planning and Development, and join the Screening Committee. The transportation committee handles all bills regarding road maintenance and DOT projects including mass transit, railroads and bridges, rules and regulations of the Department of Motor vehicles, and the State Traffic Commission. The planning committee focuses on building regulations including planning and zoning, economic development zones, urban renewal, housing and fire, sewer and metropolitan districts. The screening committee meets privately to screen bills and decide how they will move through the committee process.

“I am very pleased with the committees I have been appointed to serve on,” Simanski said. “I look forward to taking on the challenge of the Banks Committee and serving the caucus as an Assistant Republican Leader.”