NASHVILLE, Tenn. – State Senator Doug Overbey (R-Maryville) will chair a key subcommittee of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee. Chairman Bo Watson (R-Hixson) reappointed Overbey Chairman of the Senate Revenue Subcommittee during the first meeting of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee in Nashville on Tuesday as lawmakers began to review Governor Bill Haslam’s 2017-2018 budget proposal.
The Revenue Subcommittee considers all tax-related bills. Other members of the subcommittee include Vice-Chair Thelma Harper (D-Nashville), Sen. Joey Hensley (R-Hohenwald), Sen. Bill Ketron (R-Murfreesboro), Sen. Ferrell Haile (R-Gallatin) and Sen. Todd Gardenhire (R-Chattanooga).
“Senator Overbey has led this subcommittee with great ability and I am pleased to reappoint him to this Finance Committee leadership post,” said Chairman Watson. “I look forward to working with him as we get started on the financial tasks before us in the 2017 legislative session.”
Overbey also serves as Chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee, 2nd Vice-Chair of the Senate Finance, Ways and Means Committee, and is a member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, Senate Rules Committee, Joint Fiscal Review Committee and the Council on Pensions and Insurance.