2013-05-17 / Top Stories

Addabbo Appointed To Judiciary Committee

New York State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo, Jr. has been appointed to serve as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee due to a recent opening, filling a current vacancy on the committee.

“The Senate Judiciary Committee is the Senate entity which oversees and considers legislation governing New York’s courts and justice system,” said Addabbo. “I am pleased to take on this new responsibility and to work with my colleagues to help ensure that our judicial system in New York is effective, fair and accessible for all.” The committee also considers the nominations for judges and heads of governmental agencies made by Governor Cuomo.

Although he has not practiced law since being elected to the New York City Council in 2001, Addabbo is himself an attorney.

With this new appointment, Addabbo now serves on seven Senate committees. These include the committees on Aging; Civil Service and Pensions; Education; Labor; Racing, Gaming and Wagering; and Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs – serving as a ranking member of the last two committees. He is also a member of the Senate Select Committee on Libraries, the Senate Bipartisan Task Force on Hurricane Sandy, and the Senate Select Committee on State-Native American Relations.

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