HARRISBURG – State Rep. Joe Hamm (R-Lycoming/Union) today announced that he has been appointed to the House Environmental Resources and Energy, Game and Fisheries, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Hamm was sworn into the House of Representatives on Jan. 5.
“The importance of committee work cannot be overstated, as it is there that legislation is crafted,” said Hamm. “I am looking forward to shaping legislation to help the great people of the 84th Legislative District and all Pennsylvanians.”
The Environmental Resources and Energy Committee crafts legislation and provides oversight for issues within the Department of Environmental Protection and the Department of Conservation of Natural Resources. Recently, the committee has been addressing the administrations unilateral actions to have Pennsylvania join the Regional Greenhouse Gas Initiative.
The Game and Fisheries Committee works with the Pennsylvania Fish and Boat Commission (PFBC) and the Pennsylvania Game Commission to address legislation and issues involving hunting, fishing, trapping and boating.
The Local Government Committee’s work with the Local Government Commission addresses local issues such as municipal codes, local taxation, planning/zoning and municipal law enforcement.
The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee oversees legislation concerning Pennsylvania’s first responders and veteran community and works to keep all Commonwealth residents safe. A key focus during this session will be the recruitment and retention of the state’s emergency responders.
“I am very pleased with my committee assignments,” said Hamm. “Each of these committees addresses issues important to all of us. It is now time to get to work.”
Representative Joe Hamm
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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