Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Public Safety, the Police Department, corrections, excise laws and regulations, the Fire Department, the Division of Building and Inspections and the City Emergency Management Agency.
- Terry Kennedy, Chair
- Larry Arnowitz
- Jeffrey L Boyd
- Pam Boyd
- Jack Coatar
- Shane Cohn
- John Collins-Muhammad
- Tammika Hubbard
- Cara Spencer
- Joseph Vaccaro
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB9||Ordinance requiring reporting on solitary confinement|
|BB10||Liquor Moratorium in Ward 1|
|BB34||Buffer zone for health care facilities|
Resolutions Referred to Committee
About Aldermanic Committees
Aldermanic committees serve an important role in reviewing proposed legislation.
When a bill is introduced, it is referred by the President
of the Board of Aldermen to a committee tasked with reviewing bills that
address that topic. Committees hold meetings and hearings at the call of their chairmen and chairwomen.
Once a bill is "in committee," the bill can be scheduled for a public hearing by that committee, at which testimony in support of or against the bill is heard. The committee will typically hold a vote on whether to recommend that the full Board of Alderman pass the bill.
Committees may also play a role in government oversight, and
they have subpoena power pursuant to the City Charter.
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