Monserrate Loses Committee Chair
March 23rd, 2009

Indicted Sen. Hiram Monserrate will temporarily step down as the chairman of the Consumer Protection Committee. It has yet to be decided who will replace him.

Senate Majority Leader Malcolm Smith released this statement: “Today, Senator Monserrate and I met to discuss the proceedings he is facing. As a result of this meeting, Senator Monserrate asked to temporarily step down as Chair of the Senates Consumer Affairs Committee. I have accepted his request and such action is effective immediately. Senator Monserrate will retain his duties as a member of the State Senate during this time, but will not have the privilege of serving as chair until such time as his legal proceedings have been completely resolved.

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