Health and Human Services

Aldermanic Committees

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.

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

BB36Program for monitoring the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances
BB145Grant for re-entry services
BB146Grant for continuum of care homeless assistance
BB169Raising the age to 21 for sales of nicotine products
BB170Raising the age to 21 for sales of alternative nicotine products

Resolutions Referred to Committee

41Biddle House
43Womens 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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