Special to the Gazette
State Rep. for the Massachusetts 15th Suffolk district Nika Elugardo has announced her committee assignments for the 191st legislative session. Placed on four committees, the representative’s assignments include her top requests. She will serve on the Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities; the Joint Committee on Elder Affairs; the Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development; and the House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs.
“I’d be happy to serve on any of our committees, which all do great work,” Rep. Elugardo said. “Still, I’m grateful to have received my top two choices, areas of deep and long-standing passion, the Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development Committee and the Elder Affairs Committee. I’m also honored to serve on a team of champions with other members of the Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities and the Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs Committees. My colleagues across the House and Senate chambers are stoked and ready to work. It’s going to be a banner year for justice and innovation.”
These committees are critical in Rep. Elugardo’s district and intersect with core areas of her legislative agenda, including housing, education, and public health. Creative cross-sector collaboration on issues of behavioral health and career development for youth and young adults, elders, artists, and the disability community are core to her district vision, along with equitable housing and public safety for all communities.
More information on Rep. Elugardo’s committee assignments is below.
Joint Committee on Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities
The Children, Families, and Persons with Disabilities Committee considers all matters concerning child welfare, juvenile justice, public welfare, and children and adults with physical, developmental, or intellectual disabilities. The committee oversees the Departments of Children and Families, Developmental Services, Transitional Assistance and Youth Services; the Massachusetts Commissions for the Blind, the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, and the Massachusetts Rehabilitation Commission.
Joint Committee on Elder Affairs
The Elder Affairs Committee considers all matters concerning the elderly, handicapped elders, nursing facilities, prescription drugs, reverse mortgages, senior pharmacy, and like matters as may be referred.
Joint Committee on Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development
The Tourism, Arts, and Cultural Development Committee considers all matters relating to tourism, arts, and cultural development in the Commonwealth.
House Committee on Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs
The Technology and Intergovernmental Affairs committee identifies technology concerns and federal funding opportunities for the Commonwealth.
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