(NASHVILLE, Tenn.), January 12, 2017 – State Senator Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed to three key committees in the State Senate. Ketron was appointed to the Senate Commerce and Labor Committee and was reappointed to the powerful Senate Finance Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 110th General Assembly wrapped up their organizational session in Nashville on Thursday.
“I am very pleased to receive these committee assignments and believe they will benefit Rutherford County,” said Senator Ketron, who also serves as Senate Republican Caucus Chairman. “We have a lot of important issues on our plate this year and I look forward to working with my colleagues in finding solutions that will benefit our citizens.”
The Commerce and Labor Committee hears legislation dealing with economic development, business, insurance, and business regulations, as well as employment matters. 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. The State and Local Government Committee is responsible for matters pertaining to 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.