Sen. Jack Johnson appointed Chairman of Senate Commerce, Labor, and Agriculture Committee

September 17, 2009

Sen. Jack Johnson appointed Chairman of Senate Commerce, Labor, and Agriculture Committee

(NASHVILLE, TN), September 17, 2009State Senator Jack Johnson (R-Franklin) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Commerce, Labor and Agriculture Committee.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey during a speech to the Tennessee Associated Builders and Contractors in Nashville today.

The Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over legislation concerning banking and lending institutions; communications; regulation and licensing of occupations; protections of trade and commerce; corporations; labor and industrial relations; consumer affairs and consumer protection; and unemployment compensation.   Due to the scope of legislation considered there, it is considered one of the most powerful committees in the General Assembly.

“I am very honored to have been selected as Chairman of the Senate Commerce committee,” said Senator Johnson.  “It is important that Tennessee has a pro-business
climate that is attractive for bringing new jobs to the state.  I look forward to the challenges we face in a very competitive environment.”

Senator Johnson was previously Chairman of the Government Operations Committee in the State Senate.

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