Kirkland assigned to House Urban Affairs, Tourism, Gaming committees

HARRISBURG, Jan. 11 – State Rep. Brian Kirkland announced that he has been assigned to serve on the House Urban Affairs, Tourism and Recreational Development, and Gaming Oversight committees for the new legislative session.

Kirkland was sworn in on Jan. 5 for his third term as representative for the 159th Legislative District in Delaware County.

“As I begin a new term, I am looking forward to advocating for the needs of my district’s residents, and these committee assignments position me well to do just that,” Kirkland said. “Each of these committees reviews legislation regarding matters that affect our community. I am ready to get to work and serve as a strong voice in the legislature for my neighbors.”

The Urban Affairs Committee reviews bills which pertain to cities and counties of the first, second and third class.

The Tourism and Recreational Development Committee oversees legislation which pertains to the state’s large tourism industry and has jurisdiction over the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.

The Gaming Oversight Committee works with the Pennsylvania Gaming Control Board to evaluate bills that affect gaming in Pennsylvania, including the types of gaming allowed, as well as rules for casinos and using the proceeds of gaming in Pennsylvania.