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Bristol Rep Named Ranking Member of State Legislature’s Public Health Committee

Whit Betts

State Representative Whit Betts (R-77) of Bristol announced that he has been appointed Ranking Member of the General Assembly’s Public Health Committee by House Republican Leader Themis Klarides.

As the highest ranking House Republican on the committee, Rep. Betts will work with fellow committee leadership on legislation regarding important public health issues facing Connecticut, including the opioid epidemic, mental health and substance abuse, and caring for individuals with intellectual and developmental disabilities, and the disabled, as well as ensuring support for Bristol Hospital.

“Public Health is vital to the well-being of residents, families, and communities each and every day,” said Rep. Betts. “As a fundamental role of government, public health initiatives help to improve and protect communities, allowing people to lead healthy lives. I’d like to thank House Leader Klarides for the honor of being appointed to this position, and I look forward to serving the residents of the 78thdistrict and the people of Connecticut in this capacity.”

The Public Health Committee is one of the joint standing committees of the Connecticut General Assembly. It has cognizance of all programs and matters relating to the Department of Public Health; the Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services and the Department of Developmental Services; the Office of Health Care Access; and all other matters relating to health, including emergency medical services, all licensing boards within the Department of Public Health, nursing homes, pure food and drugs, and controlled substances, including the treatment of substance abuse.

In addition to this newly appointed leadership role, Rep. Betts, a House Republican Assistant Leader, also serves on the Higher Education & Employment Advancement and Appropriations Committees in the General Assembly.

The 2018 legislative session will adjourn on May 7.

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