Transportation and Commerce
Considers all matters pertaining to the transportation and commerce industries, including airports, railroads, wharves, ports, bridges, inter-city/state trucking, state and federal highways, public and mass transit
- Lyda Krewson, Chair
- Donna Baringer
- Shane Cohn
- Carol Howard
- Christine Ingrassia
- Samuel L Moore
- Joseph Vaccaro
Board Bills Referred to Committee
|BB2||Airport Use and Lease|
|BB59||Bi-National Gateway Terminal|
|BB71||Southwest Lease AL-019|
|BB72||Delta Lease AL-016|
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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