FRANKFORT – The Kentucky House of Representatives has announced the re-formation of the House Special Committee on Advanced Communications and Information Technology for a second year. The committee, which state Rep. Martha Jane King will again chair, will meet during the legislative interim to discuss technological issues important to the Commonwealth.
“I applaud House Speaker Greg Stumbo and our Democratic House Leadership team for re-authorizing this committee and giving me the opportunity to continue serving as chair,” said Rep. King (D-Lewisburg). “Over my last eight years in the legislature, many of my colleagues and I have studied how technology affects the business landscape, education, and everyday lives of people in the Commonwealth. This committee gives us a more formal opportunity to look at those issues in-depth. I’m excited to work with those who share my enthusiasm for learning about the ever-changing world of technology, and I am confident our work will highlight the need to make this committee permanent.”
Those state representatives re-appointed are Will Coursey, James Kay, Terry Mills, Chris Harris, Dean Schamore, Arnold Simpson, Regina Bunch, Adam Koenig and Brian Linder. Representative Jeff Taylor is a new appointment.
The General Assembly has sixteen standing committees that meet during the legislative session each year, but none are devoted specifically to technological issues. Currently, legislation in this area is assigned to various committees.