State Representative Rosa Rebimbas (R-70), an attorney with her own law practice with offices in Naugatuck and Danbury, was named Assistant Republican Leader and will return as ranking member of the legislature’s powerful Judiciary Committee for the 2015-2016 legislative session.
Rep. Rebimbas, the first woman to serve as Ranking Member of the Judiciary Committee since Antonina “Nina” Parker held the position in 1984, said she was honored to be chosen to return as Judiciary’s ranking member by House Republican leader Themis Klarides.
“The Judiciary Committee has the task of crafting important, bipartisan legislation affecting Connecticut’s laws and I am honored Rep. Klarides placed her trust in my ability and named me ranking member,” Rep. Rebimbas said, “and I will continue to work diligently on behalf of the people of Naugatuck and Connecticut.”
The Judiciary Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to courts, judicial procedures, criminal law, probate courts, probation, parole, wills, estates, adoption, divorce, bankruptcy, escheat, law libraries, deeds, mortgages, preservation of land records and other public documents, the law of business organizations, uniform laws, validations, authorizations to sue and to appeal, and claims against the state. The Committee also oversees all judicial nominations, nominations of workers’ compensation commissioners, members of the Board of Pardons and Paroles and all matters relating to the Judicial Department, the Department of Correction and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities.
Rep. Rebimbas will also continue to serve on the Government Administration and Elections Committee (GAE) and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committees.
The GAE Committee deals with all matters relating to the Department of Administrative Services, the Department of Public Works and all matters relating to state government organization, structures and procedures. In addition, GAE oversees the Freedom of Information Commission and the Ethics Commission. The Finance Committee has jurisdiction over all matters relating to finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees and taxation. The committee also deals with employer contributions for unemployment compensation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services and the revenue aspects of the Division of Special Revenue.
Rep. Rebimbas, representing the 70th district for her fourth term, said she will continue to work in the best interests of the people of her district and the state.
To contact Rep. Rebimbas call toll free: 1-800-842-1423 or log on to: www.RepRebimbas.com where you can also sign up to receive her e-blast newsletter.