Georgia Senate Committee on Assignments Announces New Chairmanships

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Dec

Georgia Senate Committee on Assignments Announces New Chairmanships

The Senate Committee on Assignments has announced changes to its list of standing committee chairs and vice chairs for the second session of the 153rd Georgia General Assembly:

• Sen. Brandon Beach (R – Alpharetta) will serve as chair of the Senate Economic Development Committee.
• Sen. Frank Ginn (R – Danielsville) will serve as chair of the Senate Natural Resources Committee.
• Sen. Jack Hill (R – Reidsville) will serve as vice chair of the Senate Rules Committee.
• Sen. Lester Jackson (D – Savannah) will serve as chair of the Senate Urban Affairs Committee.
• Sen. Bruce Thompson (R – White) will serve as chair of the Senate Science and Technology Committee.

“The Georgia State Senate’s top priority is preserving Georgia’s reputation as a leading state for business development, job creation and educational opportunity. I look forward to working directly with Senate leadership in order to find real solutions for Georgia’s most significant and pressing issues,” said Lt. Governor Cagle.

“We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent and experience in the State Senate,” said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). “I am confident that our new committee chairs and committee members will do great work.”

Once a piece of legislation is introduced in the Senate, it is assigned to a committee depending on its topic. If the committee gives the legislation a “do pass” recommendation, the proposed law is then sent to the Rules Committee for consideration.

The appointed chairs will oversee the operation and order of Senate committee meetings; including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.

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