HARRISBURG – State Rep. Lynda Schlegel Culver (R-Northumberland/Snyder) today announced her committee assignments for the 2021-22 Legislative Session. Culver has been appointed to serve on the House Appropriations, Professional Licensure, Rules, Transportation, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees. Culver was sworn in for the new session on Jan. 5.
“Committee work is one of my major responsibilities as a lawmaker,” said Culver. “I am looking forward to crafting legislation that will benefit the people of the 108th Legislative District, as well as attempting to stop any legislation that may have harmful or unintended consequences for our citizens.”
As all state budget legislation must originate in the House of Representatives, the House Appropriations Committee is the primary committee of the General Assembly tasked with overseeing state government spending, state fiscal policies and developing a state budget each fiscal year.
The House Professional Licensure Committee has oversight of issues within the Department of State as well as various health and business boards throughout Pennsylvania. Its work consists of setting and amending professional licensure statutes throughout the Commonwealth with the goal of easing access to successful careers.
The Rules Committee is an important House committee reserved for legislative leaders and senior legislators who work together to oversee the legislative process. The committee makes recommendations to improve and expedite the business and procedures of the House and proposes amendments to the rules of the House, as needed. In addition, the committee adopts guidelines for the expenditure of all funds appropriated to the House or to any member or nonmember officer. It is also charged with reviewing legislation that returns to the House after being amended by the Senate.
The Transportation Committee is responsible for reviewing vehicle code regulations, mandatory insurance and coverage minimums, rules of the road, PennDOT planning, and numerous other transportation issues.
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 excited to get to work in the new session,” Culver continued. “Each of these committees addresses important issues for all Pennsylvanians and I am proud to continue to be a part of them.”
For more information about these committees, or any other state-related issue, contact Culver’s district office in Sunbury located at 106 Arch St., by calling 570-286-5885, or toll-free at 1-800-924-9060. Information can also be found online at RepCulver.com
Representative Lynda Schlegel Culver
Pennsylvania House of Representatives
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