NCSL is a bipartisan organization that serves legislators and staffs from all 50 states, and the Environment Committee is one of NCSL’s 12 standing committees. According to a news release, these standing committees serve an important role in representing state interests in Washington, D.C., and in facilitating policy innovation among state legislatures. The committees also provide unique forums for the discussion of major issues facing states, which allows legislators to learn from the experiences of other states.
The appointment is for a two-year term concurrent with England's service as a member of the Georgia House of Representatives.
“Participation on this NCSL standing committee allows me to see and understand what other states are doing in the area of environmental legislation and see if it is something we should look at for Georgia," England said in the release.
England represents the residents of District 116, which includes portions of Barrow County. He was elected to the House of Representatives in 2005. He currently serves as chairman of the Appropriations Committee, while serving on the Agriculture & Consumer Affairs, Education, Industry and Labor, Natural Resources & Environment, and Ways & Means committees.