State Senator Art Swann Appointed to Leadership Role as 1st Vice-Chair of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee

(NASHVILLE) State Senator Art Swann (R-Maryville) has three new committee appointments in the Senate, including a leadership role as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation and Safety Committee.  Yesterday, Lt. Gov. Randy McNally (R-Oak Ridge) announced this vice-chairmanship appointment, in addition to his appointment to the Senate Judiciary, and Health and Welfare Committees.

“Senator Swann has significant legislative experience from his time in the House,” said McNally. “I look forward to him hitting the ground running with these new assignments.”

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.

The Senate 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.

The Senate Health and Welfare Committee is responsible for legislation dealing with public or private hospitals, institutions and services for mental health, nursing homes, various health care professions, and all aspects of public welfare.

“I am honored to serve on these committees during this session,” said Senator Swann. “The committee process is an important part in passing legislation, and I will work to represent Blount and Sevier Counties in these committees.”


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