– Bringing his expertise in the courtroom and the community to the state Capitol, Rep. Tedd Nesbit (R-Mercer/Butler) this week was named to four standing committees in the Pennsylvania House of Representatives for the 2015-16 legislative session.
“The committees are where the real work of the General Assembly take place,” said Nesbit, who was sworn into his first term on Jan. 6. “As a member of these committees, I’ll be on the front lines of examining the assigned bills and participating in voting meetings, along with offering amendments to enhance the proposals and debating them among my colleagues.”
For this term, Nesbit will serve on the Judiciary, Gaming Oversight, Children and Youth and Human Services committees.
“I am especially pleased to be named to the Judiciary Committee, as my background as an assistant district attorney and my own practice will allow me to be an active participant in our discussions,” Nesbit said. “This committee deals with any changes to our existing Crimes Code as well as legislation impacting firearms laws, crime victims, law enforcement and court administration.”
In addition, Nesbit’s legal background will serve him well in the House Children and Youth Committee, which will be focused on child protection and child welfare issues, juvenile delinquency, adolescent and teen problems, and adoption and foster care.
The Gaming Oversight Committee oversees legislation dealing with slot machines and table games, as well as the state’s bingo, small games of chance and amusement laws. Meanwhile, the House Human Services Committee oversees issues within the Department of Human Services and the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs.
“I’m looking forward to serving on this diverse range of committees and ensuring that the voice of the 8th District is heard on the wide variety of legislation we’ll be studying,” Nesbit said.
Representative Tedd Nesbit
8th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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