Kim appointed to chair House Insurance Committee

HARRISBURG, March 20 – State Rep. Patty Kim today was appointed chair of the House Insurance Committee by Pennsylvania House Speaker Joanna McClinton.

The Insurance Committee has jurisdiction over the state Department of Insurance, the State Workmen’s Insurance Board and the Underground Storage Indemnification Fund. The committee reviews bills that regulate home, auto and health insurance, as well as fraternal society group benefits.

“It is an honor to serve in this new capacity,” said Kim, D-Dauphin/Cumberland. “The insurance sector is a vital part of every Pennsylvanian’s life, and I’ll continue to weigh in on matters related to it on behalf of my fellow citizens and constituents first.

“Our legislative priorities show our commitment to better government and a better Pennsylvania, and I’m excited to bring that energy to the people. Being in the majority means that the committee will continue advancing legislation to help workers, tax and rate payers, families, seniors and children alike.”

Kim is a former news anchor, reporter and Harrisburg city councilwoman who was first elected to the state House of Representatives in 2012 and has been a leader in government reform and transparency. She was the first Asian American to serve as chair of a Pennsylvania House committee. She created and served as the first chair of the Pennsylvania Legislative Asian Pacific American Caucus. She also is the Capitol Preservation Committee chair, Team PA board director, and the United Way of the Capitol Region board director.