Senate Republican Office
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Senator Scott Cyrway Named Chair of Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife
Kennebec County Legislator will also serve on Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee
Augusta – Senate President Michael Thibodeau (R-Waldo) has appointed Senator Scott Cyrway (R-Kennebec) to serve as the Chair of the Joint Standing Committee on Inland Fisheries and Wildlife. Senator Cyrway previously served on the committee as a member during the 127th Legislature.
The Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee oversees the Department of Inland Fisheries and Wildlife; inland fisheries and wildlife research and management; hunting; fishing; trapping; hunter safety; fish hatcheries; game wardens; guides; taxidermist licensing; ATVs; snowmobiles; watercraft registration and boater safety; and white water rafting.
“I look forward to returning to the Inland Fisheries and Wildlife Committee to serve as Chair. Maine has a strong tradition of outdoor culture and heritage. It is important that legislators in Augusta honor these traditions by ensuring that our resources are available for generations to come. I look forward to working with my colleagues on important issues that will face the committee over the next two years,” said Senator Cyrway.
Senator Cyrway will also serve on the Criminal Justice and Public Safety Committee. The jurisdiction of this committee includes the Maine Criminal Code; Maine Juvenile Code; Maine Bail Code; criminal law and criminal procedure; sentencing; Criminal Law Advisory Commission; Department of Public Safety; law enforcement; Criminal Justice Academy; victims’ rights; Department of Corrections; adult and juvenile corrections; intensive supervision; probation and parole; county jails; community corrections; Board of Corrections; operating under the influence; operating after suspension; habitual offenders; fire safety and arson; firearms; concealed firearms permits; private investigators; security guards; and Maine Emergency Management Agency.
“Senator Cyrway’s experience in Augusta and career in law enforcement make him uniquely qualified to serve on these two committees. He has proven to be a strong leader in Augusta and a true voice for his constituents,” said Senate Majority Leader Garrett Mason (R-Androscoggin). “I know that he will have a lot to contribute to the discussions on these committees and I look forward to working with him over the next two years.”
Senator Cyrway is currently serving his second term in the Maine Senate. He represents District 16 which includes the municipalities and unorganized territories of Albion, Benton, Clinton, Unity Township, Waterville, Winslow and Fairfield.