Sen. Frank Ginn Named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee

ATLANTA (January 15, 2013) – Sen. Frank Ginn (R- Danielsville) has been named Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee for the 2013- 2014 term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

“I am honored that my colleagues have chosen me to serve as Chairman of the Senate Economic Development Committee, said Sen. Ginn. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate, our Lt. Governor and our Governor to create an environment that promotes business growth and opportunities in Georgia during these challenging economic times.”

Primary jurisdictions for Economic Development include economic development, business, trade, and any proposed measures that affect the presence of tourism throughout the state.

In addition to his chairmanship duties, Sen. Ginn will also serve as Vice Chair of the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committee, and as a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Natural Resources and the Environment Committees.

“I’m humbled to preside over a Senate that is strongly unified and filled with individuals that are hard-working, intelligent and dedicated to solving problems,” Lieutenant Governor Cagle said. “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Chairman Ginn, who is extremely well-versed and passionate about this important subject matter, to deliver Georgians real results on the major issues facing this State.”

“We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent and experience in the State Senate,” said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). “I have every confidence in our new committee leadership team.”

Once a piece of legislation is introduced in the Senate, it is assigned to a Committee, depending on its topic.  If the Committee gives the legislation a “do pass” recommendation, then the proposed law is sent to the Rules Committee for consideration.  The appointed chairs will oversee the operation and order of Senate committee meetings, including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.

The first term of the 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened January 14, 2013 at the Georgia State Capitol.

For Immediate Release:
January 15, 2013

For Information Contact:
Jennifer Yarber, Interim Director