Rep. Serra sworn in for 14th term

The Middletown Press (Middletown, CT) - - OBITUARIES / NEWS - BY PRESS STAFF

HART­FORD — State Rep. Joseph Serra, D-Mid­dle­town, has be­gun his 14th term rep­re­sent­ing the 33rd Dis­trict at the state Capi­tol and was reap­pointed chair­man of the Com­mit­tee on Ag­ing.

He was sworn in to the Gen­eral As­sem­bly Wed­nes­day. Serra was also reap­pointed to serve on the Trans­porta­tion Com­mit­tee and ap­pointed to serve on the Pub­lic Safety and Se­cu­rity Com­mit­tee, ac­cord­ing to a news re­lease.

“I am hon­ored to rep­re­sent the peo­ple of the 33rd House Dis­trict, and will con­tinue work­ing dili­gently to im­prove the qual­ity of life for ev­ery­one through­out the state,” Serra said in a pre­pared state­ment. “We must sup­port all of Con­necti­cut’s res­i­dents and make sure our state is a safe and pro­duc­tive place to live and work,” he added.

The Ag­ing Com­mit­tee sup­ports and de­lib­er­ates over mat­ters con­cern­ing all se­nior cit­i­zens. In past years, the com­mit­tee worked to ad­dress is­sues of abuse, ne­glect and aban­don­ment of older adults, and bal­anc­ing the state’s sys­tem of long-term care, ac­cord­ing to the re­lease.

The Trans­porta­tion Com­mit­tee will fo­cus on de­vel­op­ing and re­view­ing poli­cies and strate­gies to im­prove state high­ways, bridges, aero­nau­tics and rail­road sys­tems, as well as other mat­ters per­tain­ing to the state de­part­ments of trans­porta­tion and mo­tor ve­hi­cles, and state traf­fic com­mis­sion.

The Pub­lic Safety and Se­cu­rity Com­mit­tee has cog­nizance over all mat­ters re­lat­ing to the Depart­ment of Emer­gency Ser­vices and Pub­lic Pro­tec­tion, and ad­dresses is­sues of civil pre­pared­ness and home­land se­cu­rity, state po­lice, fire safety code, state build­ing code and le­gal­ized gam­bling, the re­lease said.

“Rep. Serra has the nec­es­sary ex­pe­ri­ence to help bring pos­i­tive change in our state, and I am par­tic­u­larly pleased he will con­tinue to lead our Ag­ing Com­mit­tee,” Speaker of the House Joe Ares­i­mow­icz, D-Ber­lin, Southing­ton, said in the state­ment.

“Rep. Serra brings a proven com­mit­ment to de­vel­op­ing poli­cies to help im­prove the qual­ity of life for ev­ery­one in our state,” he added.


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