Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Lawmaker appointed to four committees for 2009 session

Jefferson City - Representative Jason Grill, D-Parkville, was recently appointed by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Rep. Paul LeVota (D-Independence), to serve on four powerful House committees for the 2009 legislative session. Rep. Grill was named to the House Committees on Judiciary, Ways and Means, Financial Institutions, and Real ID and Personal Privacy.

The House Judiciary Committee considers and reports upon bills and matters relating to the judicial branch of the State and the practices and procedures of the courts of this State, on matters pertaining to civil and administrative laws and procedures, and on matters relating to the ethics of public officials. The House Committee on Ways and Means is responsible for all bills relating to the taxes of the State, tax credits, revenue and public debt of the State, and the interest thereon, and the administration of taxation and revenue laws.

“It’s an honor to have the opportunity to serve on these influential committees and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the coming months as we try to find solutions to the problems our state currently faces,” said Rep. Grill. “I am confident my experience as an attorney will help immensely as I work with the members of the Judiciary Committee to craft legislation that will support and improve the judicial process. I’m also excited to work with the members of the Ways and Means Committee as we look for ways to streamline our tax codes and lower taxes for working Missourians.”

The House Committee on Financial Institutions is responsible for all bills relating to banks, savings and loans, credit unions and other financial institutions. The House Committee on Real ID and Personal Privacy considers and reports upon bills and matters relating to the protection of personal privacy and security concerns.

“With the current financial crisis, I look forward to being a member of the Financial Institutions Committee as we try to find legislative solutions that ensure the stability of our banks and credit unions for all Missouri consumers and businesses. I am also looking forward to working with the members of the Real ID and Personal Privacy Committee to make certain the personal information of Missourians remains private,” said Rep. Grill. “This will be a challenging session but I am ready to get to work and am confident we can pass legislation that will make a real difference in the lives of all Missourians.”