Health and Human Services
Considers all matters pertaining to the Department of Health and Hospitals and the Department of Welfare. This committee also handles matters pertaining to the Office on Aging.
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB52||Animal control bill|
|BB86||Ordinance for regulation and control of air pollution|
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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