HARTFORD — State Sen. Joseph J. Crisco, Jr. (D-Woodbridge) has been re-appointed by Senate President Pro Tempore Donald E. Williams, Jr. (D-Brooklyn) to serve as Senate Chair of the legislature’s Insurance and Real Estate Committee.
“I’m grateful to Senator Williams for his continuing faith in my ability to deliver sound policy initiatives and legislation for the people of Connecticut with regard to the insurance industry and real estate matters,” Crisco said, in a prepared release. “I’m very proud of my committee’s track record over the past few years, for example with improved policies to help those with breast cancer, autism, and Alzheimer’s disease. I look forward to continuing my work on these issues.”
The Insurance and Real Estate Committee has cognizance of all matters relating to insurance law and real estate law, and is charged with oversight of the state Department of Insurance.
Crisco began his tenth term in the General Assembly this month, and this appointment will be his fourth term at the helm of the Insurance and Real Estate Committee.
Crisco said, in the release, Connecticut is perched at a particularly important crossroads.
“Two recent and very significant changes will imminently affect Connecticut residents in terms of health care coverage: at the state level our Sustinet program, meant to streamline healthcare delivery and its financing, will require administration of those changes.
Likewise, new federal healthcare policies will likely warrant revisions of state law in areas with joint jurisdiction,” Crisco said, in a prepared statement. “With so many imminent changes in such challenging times, this is both an exciting and critically important time to be working in this policy area.”
In addition to his ongoing responsibility for the Insurance and Real Estate Committee, Crisco was re-appointed vice-chair of both the Banking Committee and the Commerce Committee. Crisco will also be the Ranking Member of the Internship Committee and will continue serving on the Legislative Management Committee.