Jan. 18, 2019

HARRISBURG – Rep. Tim O’Neal (R-Washington) this week was named to four House standing committees for the 2019-20 legislative session.

His committee assignments are Environmental Resources and Energy, Gaming Oversight, Liquor Control, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness.

“I’m eager to again serve on the Environmental Resources and Energy, Gaming Oversight, and Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness committees,” O’Neal said. “With my experience as a captain in the Army and representing a district which includes a casino and Marcellus Shale, I was able to offer insight during committee meetings last year. I’m ready to do that again for the next two years. In addition, I’m pleased to become a member of the liquor control committee. As the father of two young children, we must do all we can to prevent underage drinking.”

The Environmental Resources and Energy Committee is responsible for legislative oversight of 45 different environmental laws in place in the Commonwealth, administered by both the Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) and the Department of Conservation and Natural Resources (DCNR). The committee addresses legislation involving clean air, land and water; radioactive and other waste disposal; recycling; and more.

The Gaming Oversight Committee is responsible for overseeing Pennsylvania's gaming industry, including the dealings of the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board. The committee is required to carefully examine all future legislation regarding gaming and the state’s gambling industry before it reaches the full House of Representatives for consideration. The committee also reviews regulations to make certain they are consistent with legislative intent of Act 71 of 2004 and Act 135 of 2006.

The Liquor Control Committee is responsible for issues relating to the administration of alcoholic beverage licenses and the sale and distribution of alcoholic beverages.

The Veterans Affairs and Emergency Preparedness Committee focuses on the needs of Pennsylvania’s first responders and veteran community, as well as works to keep all Commonwealth residents safe. For example, a key focus this session will be the recruitment and retention of the state’s emergency responders.

The 48th Legislative District in Washington County includes the city of Washington; Chartiers, North Franklin, North Strabane and South Strabane townships; and Canonsburg, East Washington and Houston boroughs.

Representative Tim O’Neal
48th Legislative District
Pennsylvania House of Representatives

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