Senator Patrick M. Gallivan, (R-C-I, Elma) a former New York State Trooper, Sheriff of Erie County and member of the State Board of Parole, has been re-appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Standing Committee on Crime Victims, Crime and Corrections. Gallivan has chaired the committee since 2013.
Gallivan has also been assigned Vice Chair of the Senate Committee on Education, which reviews PreK-12 related issues, and will serve as a member of twelve additional Senate committees this Legislative session.
“I am honored to serve in leadership roles on two very important Senate committees,” Gallivan said. “Beyond the public safety of our citizens, there is perhaps no more important issue for the state than to ensure a quality education for our children. I look forward to working with my colleagues in reviewing legislation and budgets pertaining to criminal justice and education matters.”
Gallivan will also serve as a member of twelve additional Senate committees, including Agriculture; Commerce, Economic Development & Small Business; Transportation; and Infrastructure & Capital Investment.
Gallivan will once again serve as a member of the Senate Finance Committee, which plays a critical role in the state’s budget process. Once again, his goal is to help ensure adoption of a state budget that controls the size and cost of government and provides a fair distribution of resources.
Other committees which Gallivan is a member include: Codes; Elections; Higher Education; Housing; and Labor. He also serves as a member of State-Native American Relations Select Committee and the Science, Technology, Incubation & Entrepreneurship Select Committee.
Senate committee assignments for 2017 were announced at the start of the new Legislative session.