Here are the committees NEJC lawmakers will be serving on for the 2017 legislative session

Barbara Bollier, a retired physician, was removed from the House Health Committee in 2015 for her support of Medicaid expansion. She'll be vice chair of a Senate committee that deals with health issues in 2017.
Barbara Bollier, a retired physician, was removed from the House Health Committee in 2015 for her support of Medicaid expansion. She’ll be vice chair of a Senate committee that deals with health issues in 2017.

House Speaker Ron Ryckman and Senate¬†President Susan Wagle have set committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session. Here’s where northeast Johnson County’s delegation will be spending their time:

Sen. Barbara Bollier (R): Commerce; Education; Public Health and Welfare. Bollier will be serving as the vice chair on the Public Health and Welfare Committee. Sen. Vicki Schmidt, a Topeka resident and pharmacist by training, will chair the committee. Bollier, a retired anesthesiologist, was kicked off the House Health and Human Services Comittee in 2015 by then-Speaker Ray Merrick along with two other moderates who also favored Medicaid expansion.

Rep. Stephanie Clayton (R): Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; Federal and State Affairs; Social Services Budget. Clayton will service as the vice chair of the Social Services Budget Committee. Wichita-area Rep. Brenda Landwehr will service as chair.

Rep. Jarrod Ousley (D): Agriculture and Natural Resources Budget; Children and Seniors; Education.

Rep. Melissa Rooker (R): Education; K-12 Budget; Federal and State Affairs. See our story from yesterday for more on Rooker’s return to the Education Committee after a two-year absence.

Rep. Jerry Stogsdill (D): Commerce, Labor and Economic Development; Veterans and Military; Education.