Yesterday, as the North Carolina House of Representatives convened for the 2015 Long Session, Representative Bell was appointed by Speaker Tim Moore to serve as Chairman of the House Regulatory Reform Committee.
Historically, the “reg reform” committee has been tasked with scrutinizing state regulations which affect the private sector and targeting outdated rules and regulations that should be eliminated. Major regulatory reform legislation was passed last session.
“Speaker Moore had a difficult task in front of him assigning worthy members and creating effective committees,” said Representative Bell. “I’m honored to receive this appointment from Speaker Moore — and I am eager to get started on examining burdensome state rules and regulations that are stifling citizens and business owners in North Carolina.”
Representative Bell was also chosen last November by his colleagues in the legislature to serve as House Majority Whip, one of the top leadership positions in the General Assembly. He was also appointed by Speaker Moore to serve as the new chairman of the North Carolina Sportsmen’s Caucus, a bipartisan group of House and Senate leaders dedicated to to protecting and promoting sportsmen’s issues within the General Assembly and before the United States Congress.
The Regulatory Reform Committee is likely to have its first meeting within the next few weeks to start tackling issues. The 2015 Long Session is anticipated to go through June this year.
Representative Bell will also serve on the Agriculture Committee, the Banking Committee, the Committee on Commerce and Job Development, the Finance Committee, the Committee on Homeland Security, Military, and Veterans Affairs, the Judiciary Committee, and the Public Utilities Committee.