PROVIDENCE – President of the Senate M. Teresa Paiva Weed has assigned Sen. William J. Conley Jr. (D – Dist. 18, East Providence, Pawtucket) to two committees for the 2013-2014 legislative season: the Senate Committee on Judiciary and the Committee on Environment and Agriculture.The Senate president announced the appointments on Tuesday, Jan. 8.
The Senate Judiciary Committee handles all legislation and matters which affect the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws. The Senate Committee on Environment and Agriculture considers issues relating to the conservation of air, land, water, plant, animal, mineral and other natural resources of the state.
Senator Conley is serving his first term in the Senate.