Rep. Felix Receives Committee Assignments


STATE HOUSE — Speaker of the House K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick) has appointed Rep. Leonela “Leo” Felix (D-Dist. 61, Pawtucket) to serve on the House Judiciary Committee and the Committee on State Government and Elections.

The Judiciary Committee considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws. The House Committee on State Government and Elections is responsible for legislation relating to state affairs, governmental departments and divisions, administrative procedures, open meetings, elections law and constitutional amendments.

Representative Felix was elected to the House in November. She was sworn in on Jan. 5.


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