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Representative Howitt Receives Committee Appointments

Named to consumer protection, transportation and toursim committees.

State Representative Steven S. Howitt (Seekonk-R) has received his committee assignments for the 2013-2014 Legislative Session.  Howitt, who also represents two precincts in Norton as part of the 4th Bristol District, was reappointed by House Minority Leader Bradley J. Jones to the following committees:

Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure (ranking member)
“It shall be the duty of the committee on to consider all matters concerning consumer credit, consumer protection, the issuance of licenses for the sale of alcoholic beverages, the registration of various trades or professions, and such other matters as may be referred.”

Joint Committee on Transportation (RANKING MEMBER)
“It shall be the duty of the committee to consider all matters concerning the development, operation, regulation and control of all means of transportation in the air, on land or in the water, the imposition of tolls on tunnels or bridges and such other matters as may be referred.”

Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts and Cultural Development
“It shall be the duty of the committee to consider all matters concerning tourism, arts and cultural development in the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred.”

Howitt will serve as the Ranking Member of the Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure Committee and the Ranking Member of the Transportation Committee.

“I want to thank House Minority Leader Brad Jones and the leadership team for their vote of confidence in me to continue to serve on three committees that will have a great impact on the people of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in the next two years,” said Representative Howitt.  “As the Ranking Member on the Committee on Transportation, I am looking forward to working with my colleagues to address the many challenges our state will face in the coming years with regards to transportation infrastructure and funding.  My first priority will continue to protect our citizens and their tax dollars.”

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