Rep. Norm Johnson receives new committee assignment

Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, has been appointed to the House General Government and Information Technology Committee by House Speaker Frank Chopp.

The committee considers issues relating to the organization and structure of state government, lean management, and audits of state government programs and agencies.

“I'm honored to be serving the 14th District and the state of Washington on this committee. As a former Yakima city councilman and a past school administrator, I have considerable experience in the organization and structure of programs, and operating them with the utmost efficiency. At the state level, I want to make sure citizens get the most out of their tax dollars,” said Johnson. “This new assignment will allow me to have a voice on these issues to ensure the best and most efficient use of state taxpayer dollars.”

The committee also considers issues relating to state information technology projects and the Office of Chief Information officer, reviews budgets for general government, natural resources and corrections programs and agencies, and considers bills with limited fiscal impact relating to general government, natural resources and corrections.

Johnson will also continue to serve on the House Health Care and Wellness Committee. The 2016 legislative session is scheduled for 60 days and starts Jan. 11. The new committee assignment is effective immediately.

Rep. Norm Johnson in a committee meeting

PHOTO: Rep. Norm Johnson, R-Yakima, was recently assigned to serve on the House General Government and Information Technology Committee by House Speaker Frank Chopp.

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