State Rep. Manny Guzman, D-Berks, announced Monday his committee assignments for the 2021-22 legislative session, his first term in the House.
Guzman will serve on the House Environmental Resources & Energy, Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control and Professional Licensure committees. He has previously been announced as the treasurer of the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.
“The last few weeks have been exciting, and today’s announcement is another step toward helping more residents during this difficult time through my work in Harrisburg and at home in Berks County,” Guzman said. “Just 48 hours after being sworn in, my office hosted an online town hall to provide details on what services we provide. I’m looking forward to providing a voice for our community in Harrisburg through my work on committees and the Pennsylvania Legislative Black Caucus.”
The following includes a brief description of each committee:
- House Environmental Resources & Energy Committee: Works with the Department of Environmental Protection and Department of Conservation and Natural Resources to establish regulations on environmental issues including air and water quality, and waste management.
- House Gaming Oversight Committee: Works with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to evaluate bills that affect gaming in Pennsylvania. This includes the types of gaming allowed in the commonwealth, as well as rules for casinos and using the proceeds of gaming in Pennsylvania.
- House Liquor Control Committee: Handles legislation dealing with the state’s Liquor Code and oversees the operations of the Pennsylvania Liquor Control Board, as well as the control of liquor by slot machine operators under the Gaming Control Board. The committee reviews any bills which pertain to the sale or distribution of alcohol in Pennsylvania.
- House Professional Licensure Committee: Reviews bills which pertain to positions requiring licensing for qualified employees and businesses. The scope includes businesses as diverse as funeral homes and barbershops to auctioneers, realtors, pharmacists and beauticians.