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.
- Dionne Flowers, Chair
- Larry Arnowitz
- Donna Baringer
- Jeffrey L Boyd
- Shane Cohn
- Carol Howard
- Tammika Hubbard
- Kenneth Ortmann
- Frank Williamson
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB36||Program for monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances|
|BB145||Grant for re-entry services|
|BB146||Grant for continuum of care homeless assistance|
|BB169||Raising the age to 21 for sales of nicotine products|
|BB170||Raising the age to 21 for sales of alternative nicotine products|
Resolutions Referred to Committee
|43||Womens and social justice issues|
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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