Assemblymember Steven Englebright, (D, I, WF, E. Setauket), was named Chair of the Assembly Committee on Governmental Operations today by Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver. The Governmental Operations Committee’s jurisdiction encompasses a broad spectrum of legislative issues including: governmental reform, lobbying and ethics laws, crime victim’s rights, human rights, rights of individuals with disabilities, state procurement and technology policies, Freedom of Information and Open Meetings Laws, disaster preparedness, homeland security, public lands and buildings, redistricting and reapportionment, and the organization and operation of the Executive and Legislative branches of state government.
“I am honored to be given this prestigious assignment by Speaker Silver,” Englebright said. “I am eager to get to work on the myriad of policy areas touched upon by this Committee. Working closely with my colleagues from both parties will enable us to move forward with the important work of the Governmental Operations Committee.”
The Governmental Operations Committee also acts on legislation proposed to it by the Assembly Ethics and Guidance Committee, the Assembly Committee on Oversight, Analysis and Investigation, the Administrative Regulation Review Commission, and the Legislative Commission on Government Administration.