- State Representative Janice Giegler, R-138, was recently appointed by the Speaker of the Connecticut House of Representatives Christopher Donovan to serve on the National Conference of State Legislatures Health Committee for the 2009-2010 biennium.
The National Conference of State Legislatures is a bipartisan organization that serves the legislators and staffs of the nation’s 50 states, its commonwealths and territories. NCSL provides research, technical assistance and opportunities for policymakers to exchange ideas on the most pressing state issues. NCSL is an effective and respected advocate for the interests of state governments before Congress and federal agencies. NCSL is your organization. The leadership of NCSL is composed of legislators and staff from across the country. The NCSL Executive Committee provides overall direction on operations of the Conference.
This Health Committee has jurisdiction over state and federal health programs, legislation, regulations and policies. The purposes of the Health Committee are: To educate Congress and federal agencies about state concerns regarding developments in federal health initiatives and programs and grants to states. To serves as a forum for legislators and legislative staff to learn about and share information regarding health programs and health policy initiatives in other states.
“I am pleased to be chosen to serve in this position,” said Rep. Giegler. “National Conference of State Legislatures is a terrific resource for public policy ideas which are sometimes used to craft model legislation that have worked in other.”