STAMFORD, Conn. ? State Rep. Gerald Fox III (D-Stamford) will once again serve as chair of the Judiciary Committee in the new legislative session, which began Wednesday, Jan. 9.
“I look forward to working with our committee colleagues as we prepare to take on the important issues that we will be facing,” Fox said in a release.
"Judiciary handles some of the most important and complicated policy and law decisions we face each year, and [Fox] is someone we can always count on to meet these challenges head-on,” Speaker of the House J. Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden) said in the release.
The committee oversees issues relating to the courts, judicial procedures and criminal law and is also responsible for matters related to the Judicial Department, the Department of Correction and the Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the release said.
Fox will also be serving on the Executive and Legislative Nominations and Transportation committees during the session.
He was reelected to the General Assembly this past November, and has served since 2005.