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
- Antonio D French, Vice-Chair
- Freeman M BosleySr.
- Chris Carter
- Jack Coatar
- Shane Cohn
- Megan E.Green
- Cara Spencer
- Joseph Vaccaro
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB3||Establishing a Tire Code|
|BB18||Repealing prohibition of liquor in Ward 22|
|BB40||Ordinance pertaining to drug related overdoses and medical assistance|
|BB52||Prohibiting liquor in 24th Ward|
|BB69||Short-Term Lending Code|
|BB70||Election Approving Permit Fees for Short-Term Loan Establishments|
|BB151||Amending Public Nuisances Code|
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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