Several Republican members were appointed to special committees today. The panels, recently established by the Speaker will work on major legislation related to ethics, rules, transportation and pension reform. The Speaker and the Minority Leader appointed the committees members who are expected to review and examine legislation recently filed by the Governor.
Serving on the Special House Committee on Ethics are: Representatives Jay Barrows of Mansfield, Elizabeth Poirier of North Attleborough and Richard Ross of Wrentham. These members, along with a dozen other Representatives will examine the Ethics Reform package recently filed by the Governor.
Republican members appointed to the Special House Committee on Rules include: Representatives Vinny deMacedo of Plymouth, Paul Frost of Auburn and Bradford Hill of Ipswich. Members on this committee will review House rules and make suggestions to the legislative body.
The following members will serve on the Special House Committee on Transportation and be expected to review the Transportation package filed by the Governor: Representatives George Peterson, Jr. of Grafton, Paul Frost of Auburn and Donald Humason, Jr. of Westfield.
Representatives Robert Hargraves of Groton, George Peterson, Jr. of Grafton and Todd Smola of Palmer will be the Republican members serving on the Special House Committee on Pension Reform.