Committee Shakeup

A week into the 60-day legislative session has brought a slew of changes to committee assignments in the state House, including a new chairman to the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee.

Rep. Josh Branscum, R-Russell Springs, was tapped on Tuesday to serve as the Chairman of the House Economic Development and Workforce Investment Committee. The move comes as Rep. Brandon Reed, R-Hodgenville, is expected to resign from the legislature to serve as the Agriculture Policy Executive Director under Commissioner Jonathan Shell.

The House Local Government Committee, which hears bills important to cities, gained Rep. Mark Hart, R-Falmouth, as a member.

Other committees also gained membership this week. Rep. Felicia Rabourn, R-Pendleton, had her committee assignments returned to her as she landed on the Agriculture, Families and Children, and Health Services Committees.

Rep. Adrielle Camuel, D-Lexington, who won a special election last year to fill the remainder of the late Rep. Lamin Swann’s term, was given her committee assignments. Camuel joined Economic Development and Workforce Investment, Constitutional Amendments and Intergovernmental Affairs, Health Services, and Transportation Committees.

Also joining Transportation was Rep. Kim Moser, R-Taylor Mill, and Rep. Keturah Herron, D-Louisville.

Here’s a look at the other committee members joining committees:

Rep. Neighbors to Licensing, Occupations, & Administrative Regulations

Rep. Duvall to Economic Development & Workforce Investment

Rep. Bauman to Elections, Const. Amendments, & Intergovernmental Affairs

Rep. Lockett to Elections, Const. Amendments, & Intergovernmental Affairs

Rep. Roberts to Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection

Rep. Graham to BR Sub. on Primary & Secondary Ed & Workforce Dev

Rep. Roberts to BR Sub. on Health & Family Services

Rep. Calloway to Health Services (H)

Rep. Calloway to Education (H)

Rep. Doan to Education

Rep. Doan to Judiciary

Rep. Branscum to Economic Development & Workforce Investment

Chair Rep. Huff to Economic Development & Workforce Investment, Vice-Chair

Rep. Hart to Agriculture

Rep. Dietz to Appropriations & Revenue

Rep. Dietz to BR Sub. on Transportation

Rep. Branscum to BR Sub. on Transportation, Liaison Member

Members Leaving Committees Include:

Rep. Truett from Small Business & Information Technology

Rep. Banta from Families & Children

Rep. Duvall from State Government

Rep. Derek Lewis from Elections, Const. Amendments, & Intergovernmental Affairs

Rep. Bojanowski from Veterans, Military Affairs, & Public Protection

Rep. Raymond from BR Sub. on Primary & Secondary Ed & Workforce Dev

Rep. Raymond from BR Sub. on Health & Family Services