Appointed to four legislative committees and one permanent commission

Last week, Representative David Biele (D-Boston) was appointed to four legislative committees for the current two-year session of the Massachusetts Legislature:

  • Joint Committee on Economic Development and Emerging Technologies, which examines matters relating to commercial and industrial establishments; science and technology; economic development; innovation systems from research to development; biotechnology; medical technology and medical devices; and workforce training and development;
  • Joint Committee on State Administration and Regulatory Oversight, which examines matters concerning state agencies, state regulations, competitive bidding on public contracts, and public construction;
  • Joint Committee on Community Development and Small Businesses, which examines matters concerning mercantile establishments, the establishment of economic districts and local planning commissions; and
  • Joint Committee on Export Development, which examines matters concerning exports, trade, and international competitiveness; development of partnerships between the Commonwealth and other states and nations related to trade and commerce; and support of Massachusetts goods and services in national and international markets.

“I am honored to be serving on these key legislative committees on economic development and regulatory oversight,” said Rep. Biele.  “I look forward to working with my colleagues on legislative proposals to promote economic and workforce development in our commercial and small business economies while equipping our workers with the tools necessary to succeed and flourish in today’s economy.”

Rep. Biele was also appointed to serve as a Commissioner to the Metropolitan Beaches Commission.  A permanent commission created by the Legislature, the Commission is charged with reviewing the state of public beaches, including several beaches in South Boston and Dorchester, and developing recommendations to protect those beaches while increasing public access and enjoyment. Last year, the Commission secured over $1.2 million to staff and maintain state beaches, including $190,000 for free programming and events for children and members of the public. 

Legislative committees will hold public hearings throughout the two-year session of the Legislature.  The Metropolitan Beaches Commission will hold public hearings in South Boston and Dorchester later this year.