(NASHVILLE, TN), January 28, 2015 — State Senator Mae Beavers (R-Mt. Juliet) has been appointed to four key committees in the State Senate, including being named Chairman of the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Judiciary and Government Subcommittee. Beavers will also serve in a leadership role as 1st Vice-Chairman of the Senate Transportation & Safety Committee. The appointments were made during the organizational session of the 109th General Assembly.
Beavers will also serve as a member of the Government Operations Committee, as well as the Joint Government Operations Committee’s Commerce, Labor, Transportation and Agriculture Subcommittee.
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. 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 very pleased to serve on these committees,” said Senator Beavers. “These committees will be hearing many matters of importance to the citizens in my districts. Roads have always been high a priority of mine as they pave the way for new jobs for our citizens. I look forward to continuing to work to improve our roads and bring new and better paying jobs to our communities.”
The General Assembly will reconvene on February 2 in a Special Session before beginning the regular 2015 legislative session.