SEN. TIMILTY APPOINTED TO COMMITTEES FOR THE NEW LEGISLATIVE SESSION
(Boston MA) – State Senator Walter F. Timilty (D-Milton) has been appointed as the Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security by Senate President Karen Spilka. In addition, he has been appointed a member of 4 other committees at the onset of the new 2021-22 legislative session of the 192nd General Court of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.
“I am extremely excited to embark upon this legislative session. I thank Senate President Spilka for the confidence that she has demonstrated in both my leadership and skill-set by entrusting me with these important responsibilities,” said Timilty. “These committees to which I have been assigned, will further enable me to better serve the citizens of the Commonwealth. Specifically, I will be better serving the citizens of the Norfolk, Bristol and Plymouth District that I am privileged to represent and work for on a daily basis.
As Senate Chair of the Joint Committee on Public Safety and Homeland Security, Timilty, and the committee, is charged with the consideration of all matters concerning laws relating to shipping or otherwise transporting energy sources, the safety of the public, including civil defense, firearms and gun control, fire laws, motor vehicle laws, motor vehicle safety belts (including school buses). Concerns also focus on the correction system including administration, prisoners’ rights, furloughs, work release, probation, rehabilitation, homeland or Commonwealth security matters, other matters related to federal affairs, including, but not limited to, the prevention of terrorist attacks, the reduction of the vulnerability to terrorism; the minimizing of the damage and recovery from possible attacks that may occur, and the coordination of homeland security related activities of the Commonwealth with those of the Federal Government, including certain confidential and guarded information and such other matters as may be referred.
Additionally, Timilty was appointed as the Senate Vice-Chair of the Joint Committee on Labor and Workforce Development. This committee is responsible for considering all matters concerning discrimination with respect to employment, the labor laws, workers’ compensation and such other matters as may be referred.
Timilty has also been appointed as a member of: the Joint Committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets, the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, and the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development.
The Joint Committee on Bonding addresses all matters concerning state lands, state buildings, the review all legislation providing for the giving, loaning, or pledging of the credit of the Commonwealth. This committee shall, also, be responsible for evaluating such legislation and determining the appropriateness of enacting new legislation containing increased bond authorizations for the Commonwealth, and such other matters as may be referred.
Additionally, the Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight addresses all matters concerning: competitive bidding on public contracts, public construction, open meeting laws, state regulations, state agencies, legislative agent reporting laws, and such other matters as may be referred.
Lastly, the Joint Committee of Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development considers all matters concerning tourism, arts and cultural development in the Commonwealth. Moreover, it will address any such matters as may be referred. .