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Sykes to serve on Ohio House legislative panels

Will work with colleagues to help shape public policy
January 22, 2015
Emilia Strong Sykes News

State Rep. Emilia Sykes (D-Akron) today announced the committees on which she will serve to help shape and refine public policy. 

“I look forward to working with the Chair, Ranking Member and members of each one of my committees,” said Rep. Sykes. “I am confident that we will be able to do the people’s work in order to find meaningful solutions to move our State forward.”

Rep. Sykes will serve on the following committees:

-Finance and Appropriates Subcommittee on Health and Human Services, Ranking Member
-Finance and Appropriations
-Judiciary
-Ways and Means

The House of Representatives has 19 standing committees. House Republicans have slightly altered the committee structure for the 131st General Assembly, splitting state and local government and agriculture and natural resources into separate committees and adding the Community and Family Advancement Committee.

Committee meetings are crucial to the formation of laws; legislative proposals must be vetted through the committee process before full consideration by the House, allowing opponents and proponents to present testimony and voice opinions and creating the opportunity for alterations and improvements to legislation. Committees are open to the public and held any time before or after House floor sessions.