NASHVILLE, Tenn. -– State Senator Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) has been reappointed by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as Chairman of the Senate Finance Committee. The appointment was made during the General Assembly’s organizational session. The first meeting of the Senate Finance, Ways, and Means Committee is scheduled for Tuesday when members will begin to review details of the budget.
The Finance Committee holds the purse strings for state government with responsibility for hearing all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds. It also has oversight over legislation pertaining to bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.
McNally, who has served as Finance Chairman for the past six years, is one of Tennessee’s leading legislative experts on financial matters. He also serves on the state’s Joint Council on Pensions and Insurance Committee, the Joint Fiscal Review Committee and the Tennessee Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations.
In addition, McNally was reappointed as a member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee. That committee is responsible for legislation dealing with public or private hospitals, institutions and services for the developmentally disabled, nursing homes, various health care professions, and all aspects of public welfare.
Finally, McNally will serve as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee. The Committee reviews the rules under which the State Senate operates and recommends changes to the full Senate.
The General Assembly is scheduled to meet in a joint session on Monday evening to hear Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State / Budget address.