Rep. Joy Hearn (D – Dist. 66, Barrington, East Providence) has been appointed to the House Committee on Finance and the Committee on Municipal Government.
Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox made the announcements during the second week of the legislative session.
“I am honored to be chosen by Speaker Fox to sit on these two committees,” Rep.Hearn said. “Overseeing Rhode Island’s ever-changing financial picture is a responsibility I do not take lightly. I look forward to embarking upon the many challenges this legislative session will undoubtedly bring.”
Representative Hearn has also been appointed as the chairwoman of the House Finance Committee’s Education Subcommittee.
The House Committee on Finance handles all matters relating to revenue, appropriations and taxes. The Committee on Municipal Government oversees all legislation relating to cities and towns, as well as transportation.
In addition to her duties on these committees, she will serve as a deputy majority leader, working closely with the House majority leader to ensure that party members are properly informed on measures and votes coming before the body.
Representative Hearn is serving her third term in the House of Representatives.