Ranzenhofer announces committee assignments for new term
Submitted by Howard Owens on January 30, 2013 - 12:22pm
State Senator Michael H. Ranzenhofer (R, C, I – Amherst) has been appointed to serve as chairman of the Corporations, Authorities and Commissions Committee for another legislative session.
“As chair of the Corporations Committee, over 25 defunct, inactive commissions have been dissolved, and 45 other good government bills have been enacted into law to positively impact authorities and commissions, as well as private corporations all across the state. I look forward to 2013 to continue the important work of this committee,” Ranzenhofer said.
Senate Republican Conference Leader Dean Skelos said "Senator Ranzenhofer has a strong sense of fiscal responsibility that has helped us reduce state spending in two consecutive budgets. He is a very strong advocate for a state spending cap and has fought to consolidate and shrink the government bureaucracy. I am confident that he will continue his excellent service as chair of the Corporations Committee and as a new member of the Senate Finance Committee."
Senator Ranzenhofer has also been appointed to the following Senate Standing Committees: Agriculture, Banks, Education, Finance, Judiciary, Racing, Gaming and Wagering, and Transportation.
“One of my top priorities has been to cut state spending,” Ranzenhofer said. “While the last two budgets have reduced overall expenditures, more work needs to be done to ensure the state spends within its means. As a member of the Finance Committee, I’ll be able to go over the fiscal impact of legislation with a fine-tooth comb.”
An official list of legislative meetings for Senate Standing Committees is available at nysenate.gov/committees.
The 61st Senate District encompasses: the towns of Amherst, Clarence, and Newstead and the villages of Akron and Williamsville in Erie County; all of Genesee County; and the towns of Chili and Riga, the Village of Churchville and part of the City of Rochester in Monroe County.