(NASHVILLE), January 12, 2017 – State Senator Paul Bailey (R-Sparta) has been appointed Chairman of the Transportation and Safety Committee in the Tennessee Senate. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 110th General Assembly concluded their organizational session in Nashville this week.
“Senator Bailey is immensely qualified for this important role in the State Senate,” said Lt. Governor McNally. “The health of our transportation system is key to Tennessee’s economic health and I have confidence that he will be a great asset to Tennesseans at the helm of this committee.”
The Senate Transportation and Safety Committee is responsible for highways, roads and bridges; railroads; air, bus and vehicular transportation; rules and regulations for highways, and facilities in connection with and navigation of waterways, lakes and streams; and the Department of Safety.
“I am honored to have the opportunity to lead this committee,” said Senator Bailey. “I will work hard to see that every member who comes before the Transportation and Safety Committee receives a fair hearing on their legislation.”
Bailey will also serve as a member of the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The State and Local Government Committee hears all matters pertaining state and local governments in general, including utility districts, employees, ordinances, boundary lines, veterans’ affairs, penal and correctional institutions, alcoholic beverages and election laws.
The General Assembly will take a brief recess to make office assignments and await budget details before convening in a joint session on January 30 to hear Governor Bill Haslam’s State of the State/ Budget Address.