Rep. K. Joseph Shekarchi (D-Dist. 23, Warwick), who is serving his first term in the House of Representatives, has been appointed to two standing committees for the 2013-2014 legislative session.
Committee appointments were announced last week by Speaker of the House Gordon D. Fox.
Representative Shekarchi will serve on the House Committee on Judiciary and the House Committee on Municipal Government.
The House Committee on Judiciary considers all bills affecting the penal code, judicial system, ethics, open meetings, access to public records and election laws.
The House Committee on Municipal Government deliberates on legislation affecting municipal government, constituent interests and transportation.