Transportation and Commerce

Aldermanic Committees

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

Committee Members

Board Bills Referred to Committee

BB2Airport Use and Lease
BB58Shoeshine Concession
BB59Bi-National Gateway Terminal
BB71Southwest Lease AL-019
BB72Delta Lease AL-016
BB104Name Change of public airport/landing field

Resolutions Referred to Committee

There are no resolutions at this time.

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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