Editor’s note: The following is a press release from the Washington State Republicans.
Rep. Eric Robertson, R-Sumner, has been appointed the ranking Republican member on the House Consumer Protection and Business Committee. He previously served as the ranking Republican member on the House Labor and Workplace Standards Committee.
The 31st District lawmaker is also the vice caucus chair for the House Republican Caucus.
“I look forward to this new leadership role as the ranking Republican on the House Consumer Protection and Business Committee,” said Robertson. “From insurance to banking to business education, this committee handles issues that impact not only the 31st District but all of Washington state. This role will allow me to advocate for good policies that protect businesses and people across our state.”
The House Consumer Protection and Business Committee considers the protection and consumer education issues and the licensing and regulation of businesses and professions (except health care and law-related professions). The committee also considers issues relating to the application of data and business analytics, the activities of the Office of the Insurance Commissioner and the Pollution Liability Insurance Agency, the solvency of insurance companies, and the rates and practices of insurance companies. Financial services issues include the safety and soundness of state banks and credit unions, the regulation of consumer credit and lending, and the regulation of securities and investments.
Robertson will also remain serving as the assistant ranking Republican member on the House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee and one of the assistant ranking Republican members on the House Transportation Committee.
The House Regulated Substances and Gaming Committee considers issues relating to the regulation and taxation of alcohol, tobacco, vapor products, and cannabis, product safety and access, and issues relating to the regulation and oversight of gaming, including tribal compacts.
The House Transportation Committee considers issues relating to a broad range of multimodal transportation services and infrastructure for all communities and residents regardless of physical and mental disability, income status, or age, and the intersection of transportation policy with the environment and safety. The committee also considers the transportation budget and revenues to fund investments in transportation and related carbon-reduction programs and transportation agencies, including the Washington State Traffic Safety Commission, the Washington State Patrol, the Department of Licensing, and the Department of Transportation.
The 2023 legislative session adjourned on April 23.