Staff Reports
Posted: 01/20/2013 03:47:15 PM PST
Updated: 01/20/2013 06:23:26 PM PST

The Inland Empire’s legislative delegation is well-represented in committee assignments announced earlier this month. Several local members have been chosen for leadership positions on key panels.

“Our voice will be heard,” said Assemblyman Mike Morrell, R-Rancho Cucamonga.

Assemblywoman Norma Torres, D-Chino, was chosen to chair the Housing and Development Committee.

Among Republicans, state Sen. Bill Emmerson of Rancho Cucamonga will be vice chairman of the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee.

Morrell has also been selected vice chairman of two committees – Banking and Finance as well as Labor and Employment.

Assemblyman Curt Hagman, R-Chino Hills and Tim Donnelly, R-Hesperia, have been chosen to be vice chairmen of the Insurance Committee, and Elections and Redistricting Committee, respectively.

By being vice chairman of two committees dealing with business, Morrell said he would like to be able to support bills that may ease California’s regulatory system.

“So many jobs are leaving California because we over-regulate,” he said.

Local lawmakers’ committee assignments:

State Senate

Emmerson will be vice chairman of both the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee and the Business, Professions and Economic Development Committee.

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