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Senator Hill Heads Appropriations Committee
Tuesday, 15 January 2013

January 15-- The Senate Committee on Assignments has selected the following state senators to serve as standing committee chairs for the first term of the 152nd Session of the Georgia General Assembly:

Agriculture: Sen. John Wilkinson (R – Toccoa)

Appropriations: Sen. Jack Hill (R – Reidsville)

Banking: Sen. John Crosby (R – Tifton)

Economic Development: Sen. Frank Ginn (R – Danielsville)

Education and Youth: Sen. Lindsay Tippins (R – Marietta)

Ethics: Sen. Rick Jeffares (R – Locust Grove)

Finance: Sen. Judson Hill (R – Marietta)

Government Oversight: Sen. Bill Heath (R – Bremen)

Health and Human Services: Sen. Renee Unterman (R – Buford)

Higher Education: Sen. Bill Cowsert (R – Athens)

Insurance and Labor: Sen. Tim Golden (R – Valdosta)

Interstate Cooperation: Sen. Hardie Davis (D – Augusta)

Judiciary (Civil): Sen. Josh McKoon (R – Columbus)

Judiciary (Non-Civil): Sen. Jesse Stone (R – Waynesboro)

Natural Resources and Environment: Sen. Ross Tolleson (R – Perry)

Public Safety: Sen. Buddy Carter (R – Pooler)

Reapportionment and Redistricting: Sen. Don Balfour (R – Snellville)

Regulated Industries: Sen. Jack Murphy (R – Cumming)

Retirement: Sen. Fran Millar (R – Dunwoody)

Rules: Sen. Jeff Mullis (R – Chickamauga)

Science and Technology: Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R – Cassville)

Special Judiciary: Sen. Curt Thompson (D – Tucker)

State and Local Government Operations: Sen. William Ligon (R – Brunswick)

State Institutions: Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell)

Transportation: Sen. Steve Gooch (R – Dahlonega)

Urban Affairs: Sen. Ronald Ramsey (D – Decatur)

Veterans, Military and Homeland Security: Sen. Ed Harbison (D – Columbus)

“I’m humbled to preside over a Senate that is strongly unified and filled with individuals that are hard-working, intelligent and dedicated to solving problems,” Lieutenant Governor Cagle said. “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with these committee chairs, who are extremely well-versed and passionate about their respective subject matters, to deliver Georgians real results on the major issues facing this State.”

"We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent and experience in the State Senate," said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). "I have every confidence in our new committee leadership team."

“Our new committee chairs have proven themselves to be tremendously dedicated to their constituents and their work as state senators. I am looking forward to a productive and proactive legislative session,” said Sen. Majority Leader Ronnie Chance (R-Tyrone).

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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