Norm Needleman


Norm Needleman



January 14, 2019

Needleman Sworn In as State Senator, and Receives Additional Committee Assignments

photo of Senator Needleman.

Norm Needleman (D-Essex) was sworn in Wednesday as State Senator representing the 33rd District.

Needleman’s term includes significant committee responsibilities. He is Chairman of the Energy And Technology Committee, and Vice Chairman of the Banking Committee. In addition to those assignments, he will serve on the Finance, Revenue and Bonding Committee, the Transportation Committee, and the Commerce Committee. These committee assignments entail policy development in key areas: revenue generation, economic development, transportation infrastructure, public utility regulation, community development, and regulation of financial services.

At the start of his first day in office, Needleman said: “I’m honored to serve on committees responsible for developing policies that can have significant economic impact, enhance the quality of life, and improve the business climate for the towns in my district and throughout the state. I look forward to getting started.”

Senator Needleman’s Committee Assignments:

Energy and Technology, Chairman: formulates policies relating to the Department of Energy and Environmental Protection, energy-related planning, and technology issues. The committee works closely with energy and technology services and utilities, which include electric utilities and cable TV service.

Banking Committee, Vice Chairman: develops policies relating to consumer credit and lending, business finance, the Department of Banking, all banks, credit unions, securities sales, fraternal benefit societies and secured and unsecured lending.

Finance, Revenue and Bonding: has jurisdiction over finance, revenue, capital bonding, fees, taxation and all matters relating to the Department of Revenue Services

Transportation: develops policies relating to the Department of Transportation, including highways and bridges, navigation, aeronautics, mass transit and railroads; and to the State Traffic Commission and the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Commerce: has cognizance of all matters relating to economic development in the state, policies for existing businesses of all sizes, community development, historic preservation, and arts and culture development.