Guenst announces first term committee appointments
HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Nancy Guenst today announced her appointments to the PA House Agriculture, Children & Youth, Game & Fisheries, and Human Services committees.
“I am honored be in a position to influence legislation supporting Pennsylvania’s most vulnerable communities -- our seniors and our financially disadvantaged -- on these powerful committees,” Guenst, D-Montgomery/Phila., said.
“Agriculture is a leading economic driver in our state,” Guenst said. “On this vitally important committee, I will work with my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to formulate legislation that will both grow opportunities and ensure that the necessary regulatory oversight needed to protect human, livestock, environmental and plant health is in place.
“And, as a sporting aficionado, I’ll make sure that our sportsmen and women can easily hunt and fish in Pennsylvania,” Guenst added.
“I take to heart my role as a public servant in Harrisburg, as I did first when I was in the military and later when I was in local government in Hatboro,” Guenst continued. “I am here to be your voice in Harrisburg, and I will make sure that your concerns and your needs are heard and heeded.”
The descriptions of the committee functions are as follows:
- The Agriculture & Rural Affairs Committee reviews bills that directly affect agriculture in Pennsylvania, as well as other rural areas of the Commonwealth. The committee has oversight of the Department of Agriculture, the farm Show Bureau, Milk Marketing Board, State Conservation Committee and Agricultural Land Preservation Board.
- The Children & Youth Committee reviews bills pertaining to the youngest residents of Pennsylvania. The committee reviews bills that affect the Office of Child Development and Learning and the Office of Children, Youth and Families under the Department of Human Services.
- The Game & Fisheries Committee reviews bills that affect the Game Commission and Fish & Boat Commission. Both commissions are independent entities and rely on licensing and use fees for a significant portion of their funding.
- The Human Services Committee reviews bills pertaining to social service issues in Pennsylvania. The committee reviews the Office of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services, Office of Developmental Programs and the Office of Long-Term Living under the Department of Human Services, as well as the Department of Drug and Alcohol Programs, and the Office of Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, and the Bureau of Community Program Licensure and Certification under the Department of Health.
The 2021-22 legislative session will be Guenst’s first term serving the 152nd District.