Senator Stevens appointed to leadership role on Senate Government Operations Committee

(NASHVILLE, TN), January 10, 2013 — State Senator John Stevens (R-Huntingdon) has been appointed Vice-Chairman of the Senate Government Operations  Committee. Stevens was also appointed to the General Assembly’s Senate Judiciary Committee and the Senate State and Local Government Committee.  The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 108th General Assembly concluded their organizational session in Nashville this week.

“I was very pleased with my committee assignments,” said Senator Stevens.  “The Government Operations Committee touches almost every part of state government and I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure we are providing services in the most effective and efficient manner.”

Senator Stevens, who is an attorney, will also serve as a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee.  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.

As a member of the Senate State and Local Government Committee, Stevens will consider matters pertaining to state and local governments in general, including utility districts, employees, ordinances, boundary lines, veterans affairs, penal and correctional institutions, liquor sales, and election laws.

The General Assembly will take a brief recess to make office assignments and await budget details before convening the first full week of the regular 2013 legislative session on January 28.

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