State representative Tackey Chan appointed vice-chair of committee

State Representative Tackey Chan (D-Quincy) received his legislative committee appointments from Speaker of the House Robert DeLeo on February 6, 2013. Speaker DeLeo reappointed Chan to the Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure and the Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy.  In addition, to his reappointment to two committees Chan had served on, Speaker DeLeo appointed Chan as the new Vice Chairman to the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.  Each State Representative can serve on a maximum of three legislative committees, and Chan was removed from the House Committee on Global Warming and Climate Change to accommodate his new assignment to the Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses.

“I am honored that Speaker DeLeo’s assigned me to these committees and named me a Vice Chairman of this important committee,” said Chan. “This is a great opportunity that the Speaker has provided to me.  I will continue to advocate for consumers as it relates to utilities and also work on strengthening consumer protection.  At the same time, I have the opportunity to work to promote local development and help foster small businesses.  The newest committee assignment is excellent given the development in Quincy Center in the coming years.”

The Joint Committee on Consumer Protection and Professional Licensure oversees a variety of consumer issues, including Division of Professional Licensure, alcohol licensing, unfair business practices and the State Lottery.  The Joint Committee on Telecommunications, Utilities and Energy oversees the state’s electric, gas and telephone industries, and energy generation.  The Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses oversees the establishment of economic districts and local planning commissions, creates policy regarding urban renewal, and encourages small business development.

Chan is currently serving his second term in the House of Representative as the Second Norfolk District State Representative, which represents 13 of the 30 precincts in the City of Quincy.

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