SENATOR REEVES APPOINTED TO TWO KEY SENATE COMMITTEES

NASHVILLEState Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed to two key committees in the Tennessee Senate.  Reeves was appointed by Lt. Governor Randy McNally to serve on the Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate Government Operations Committee as the new senator completed his first full week.

“I was proud to appoint Senator Reeves to these important committees,” said Lt. Governor McNally. “Shane draws from a large reservoir of experience in the private sector which will benefit the Judiciary and the Government Operations Committees. I know his conservative values and business acumen will make him an excellent committee member.”

The Senate Government Operations Committee is generally perceived as one of the most powerful in the General Assembly as it oversees legislation to create, reauthorize, reorganize or sunset departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government.  The Committee also hears bills regarding licensing and certification of occupational and professional groups and reviews regulations promulgated by all Tennessee departments, commissions, boards or agencies.

“I appreciate the confidence Lt. Governor McNally has placed in me and will work hard to make good public policy decisions that not only helps Tennessee’s government and its agencies work in a more cost-efficient manner, but that also focuses on serving the people of this state more effectively,” said Sen. Reeves.

The Judiciary Committee is responsible for hearing all bills dealing with civil laws, criminal laws, judicial proceedings, apportionment of elected officials and governing bodies, and all matters relating to the courts, as well as law enforcement.

“I am very pleased with these appointments,” added Reeves.  “The Judiciary Committee has a number of important issues on their agenda during the remainder of this legislative session.  I look forward to working with my colleagues to find solutions to the many challenges we face.”

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