Codey Announces Senate Democratic Committee Chairs & Assignments

TRENTON – Senate President Richard J. Codey (D-Essex) today announced the roster of Senate Democratic members that will head up the Senate’s legislative committees for the 213th legislative session.

“These committee assignments reflect the expertise and diversity of our Democratic membership,” said Sen. Codey. “Our members are uniquely qualified for their respective assignments and they understand that their actions have the potential to affect every New Jerseyan. I have every confidence in their commitment to ensuring that legislation receives a full and proper vetting before it has the chance to become law.”

The following are the chairs and vice-chairs of each legislative committee. For a full list of Democratic members on each committee, please click here.

Budget & Appropriations

Chair – Sen. Barbara Buono

Vice Chair – Sen. Paul A. Sarlo

Community & Urban Affairs

Chair – Sen. Ronald L. Rice

Vice Chair – Sen. Dana Redd

Commerce

Chair – Sen. Nia H. Gill

Vice Chair – Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak

Economic Growth

Chair – Sen. Raymond J. Lesniak

Vice Chair – Sen. Sandra B. Cunningham

Education

Chair – Sen. Shirley K. Turner

Vice Chair – Sen. M. Teresa Ruiz

Environment

Chair – Sen. Bob Smith

Vice Chair – Sen. Jeff Van Drew

Health, Human Services & Senior Citizens

Chair – Sen. Joseph F. Vitale

Vice Chair – Sen. Loretta Weinberg

Judiciary

Chair – Sen. John H. Adler

Vice Chair – Sen. John A. Girgenti

Labor

Chair – Sen. Paul A. Sarlo

Vice Chair – Sen. Fred H. Madden, Jr.

Law, Public Safety & Veterans Affairs

Chair – Sen. John A. Girgenti

Vice Chair – Sen. Brian P. Stack

State Government

Chair – Sen. Nicholas P. Scutari

Vice Chair – Sen. Loretta Weinberg

Transportation

Chair – Sen. Nicholas J. Sacco

Vice Chair – Sen. Fred H. Madden, Jr.

Wagering, Tourism & Historic Preservation

Chair – Sen. Jim Whelan

Vice Chair – Sen. Robert M. Gordon