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Weston's Shaban Returns To Environment Committee

Rep. John Shaban, R-135, was reappointed ranking member of the General Assembly's Environment Committee.
Rep. John Shaban, R-135, was reappointed ranking member of the General Assembly's Environment Committee. Photo Credit: Connecticut Business and Industry Association

WESTON, Conn. — State Rep. John Shaban, R-135, was reappointed to his position as ranking member of the General Assembly's Environment Committee.

Shaban is a lawyer with an environmental law degree and has served a leading role on the Environment Committee since being elected in 2010. Changes in brownfield development, shoreline preservation and recycling initiatives are some of the committee's accomplishments.

Shaban represents the 135th House District, which includes Easton, Redding and Weston.

"I look forward to continuing the work with my fellow chairs, the members and the various advocacy groups to promote a balanced and pragmatic approach to managing the state’s natural resources and protecting our natural environment," Shaban said in a statement.

The Environment Committee covers everything connected to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection and the Department of Agriculture. This includes conservation, recreation, pollution control, fisheries and game, state parks and forests, water resources, and flood and erosion control.

Shaban will also return as a member of the Judiciary Committee, and the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee.

The Judiciary Committee covers state courts, civil and criminal law, judicial appointments and the Department of Correction. The Finance Committee sets the state’s revenue policy, with jurisdiction over all matters related to finance, capital bonding, fees and taxation.

The legislative session begins Tuesday, Jan. 7, and ends Wednesday, June 3.

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