Rep. Nicastro tapped for Veterans Affairs panel again

State Representative Frank Nicastro (D-Bristol) has been re-appointed to serve as vice chairman of the General Assembly’s Veterans Affairs Committee by Speaker of the House Brendan Sharkey (D-Hamden).

 

The Committee on Veterans’ Affairs shall have cognizance of all matters relating to military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.

“I want to thank Speaker Sharkey for this re-appointment to serve as Vice-Chairman of the Veterans Affairs Committee,” Nicastro said in a press release. “I consider serving our veterans as an honor and privilege. We must continue to work on behalf of our veterans and their families who have sacrificed so much for all of us and for those who are serving in the military today preserving our freedom.”

“I’m confident Rep. Nicastro will be an important asset to the Veterans Affairs Committee as Vice Chairman,” Sharkey said in a press release. “Frank brings passion and experience in behalf of veterans to his assignment and I look forward to working with him throughout the legislative session.”

Nicastro has also been appointed to the following committees:

The Energy and Technology Committeem which has cognizance of all matters relating to the Connecticut Public Utilities Regulatory Authority and energy planning and activities.

The General Law Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to the Department of Consumer Protection, fair trade and sales practices, consumer protection, mobile homes and occupational licensing, except licensing by the Department of Public Health; and all matters relating to alcoholic beverages.

The Public Safety and Security Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to homeland security, the Department of Public Safety, including state police, state organized task force on crime, municipal police training, fire marshals, the fire safety code and the state building code, civil preparedness and legalized gambling, and military and veterans’ affairs, except veterans’ pensions.

Nicastro was re-elected to a 5th term in the General Assembly in November.