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State Senator Becky Duncan Massey (R-Knoxville) has been appointed Chairman of the Senate Calendar Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Ron Ramsey as the 108th General Assembly concluded their organizational session. The Calendar Committee is responsible for scheduling bills and resolutions for consideration by the full State Senate.
“I am very pleased to be appointed as Chairman of our Calendar Committee,” said Sen. Massey. “I appreciate the confidence that Lt. Governor Ramsey has placed in me to serve in this role.”
“Senator Massey will make an excellent Calendar Committee chairman,” said Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey. “I also have great confidence that she will serve well as a member of the other key committees in which she has been appointed.”
Senator Massey was also appointed to the Transportation Committee, the Health and Welfare Committee and the Government Operations Committee.
The Senate Transportation 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 Government Operations Committee oversees legislation to create, reauthorize, reorganize, or sunset departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government. The Senate Health and Welfare Committee is responsible for legislation dealing with public and private hospitals, institutions and services for the mentally retarded, nursing homes, various health care professions, and all aspects of public welfare.
Now that the organization is completed, the General Assembly has adjourned until January 28 when the first full week of the regular 2013 session is scheduled to begin.