State Rep. Jesse White, D-Cecil, has been appointed to serve on the House Judiciary, Labor and Industry, Consumer Affairs, and Game and Fisheries committees for the 2013-14 legislative session.
White, who served on the first three committees last session, said the assignments will allow him to address important issues facing his constituents in the 46th Legislative District.
“I am honored to have earned a seat at the table for many important issues to represent the priorities and concerns of the people in my district and across Pennsylvania,” said White, a licensed attorney. “I was especially pleased to have been selected again to serve on the Judiciary Committee, and appointed subcommittee chairman on family law for a second consecutive session.
"All four committees deal with extremely important legislation, and I look forward to using my assignments to help continue putting Pennsylvanians back to work, protecting children, seniors and other vulnerable groups from being targeted from crime, and promoting and protecting our rich outdoor heritage as a new member of the Game and Fisheries Committee,” White said.
There are 28 standing committees in the state House of Representatives. The committee system allows legislators to assess and amend legislation and evaluate important issues before bringing bills to the full House for a vote.