TRUMBULL, Conn. -- State Rep. J.P. Sredzinski was sworn in for his second term in the Connecticut House of Representatives on Wednesday and was appointed as the Ranking Member on the Public Safety and Security committee by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.
Sredzinski represents the 112th District of Monroe and Newtown. He is also the Public Safety Communications Supervisor for the Town of Stratford.
The committee has cognizance over all matters relating to homeland security, the Department of Public Safety, including state police, state organized task force on crime, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code and the state building code, civil preparedness and legalized gambling, and military and veterans' affairs, except veterans' pensions.
As Ranking Member, he is the chief House Republican on the Public Safety committee.
“As someone who has been involved in public safety for 22 years, I am thrilled to be named the top House Republican on the Public Safety Committee," Sredzinski said. "As the Ranking Member on Public Safety, I hope to bring my knowledge of 9-1-1, emergency medical services, and fire and police operations to my role in crafting meaningful legislation for all of Connecticut.”
In addition, he was also appointed to serve on the legislature’s powerful Appropriations Committee.
The committee oversees all matters relating to appropriations and the budgets of state agencies as well as matters relating to state employees' salaries, benefits and retirement, teachers' retirement and veterans' pensions and collective bargaining agreements and arbitration awards for all state employees.
Additionally, Sredzinski was asked to serve on the General Assembly’s Energy and Technology Committee, which has authority over matters relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and energy planning and activities.