NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) has been appointed by Lt. Governor Randy McNally to serve on the Joint Ad Hoc Committee on Disability Services. The committee will review all disability services in the state, discuss ways to better streamline services and improve their quality, access and affordability.
“This committee will take a comprehensive look at the scope of disability services and how they are delivered by various state government departments and agencies so we can remove any barriers,” said Sen. Roberts. “It is very important that these services are streamlined and that agencies across state government are coordinating with one another for the benefit of these citizens.”
The committee will hold hearings in all grand divisions of the state and solicit input from consumers, advocates, providers and state departments.
“A cooperative approach to disability services helps enable affected citizens to fulfill their potential,” added Sen. Roberts. “I look forward to working with my colleagues toward that goal.”
Other members appointed to the committee are Senators Becky Massey (R-Knoxville), Janice Bowling (R-Tullahoma), and Sara Kyle (D-Memphis). Representatives serving are Kevin Brooks (R-Cleveland) Sabi Kumar (R-Springfield), Debra Moody (R-Covington), Darren Jernigan (D-Old Hickory) and Ron Lollar (R-Bartlett).