Sen. Kennedy to Serve as Committee Vice Chairman

ATLANTA (January 12, 2016) | Sen. John Kennedy (R – Macon) was appointed by the Senate Committee on Assignments to serve as vice chairman of the Senate Banking and Financial Institutions Committee. He will also be a member of the Senate Appropriations, Judiciary and Regulated Industries Committees for the 2017 Legislative Session.

“I’m appreciative for the opportunity to serve as vice chairman of this committee,” said Sen. Kennedy. “It is important that we are thoughtful and sensible about legislation affecting our financial intuitions and consumers.”

“Sen. Kennedy has distinguished himself as a leader in the Senate, someone who is committed to advancing the interests of every Georgia citizen,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I look forward to his work as vice chair of the Banking and Financial Institutions Committee and am confident Sen. Kennedy will bring a great deal of insight to the legislation that comes before his committee.”

“The Georgia Senate is composed of individuals with a breadth of talent and experience,” said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). “I believe our new committee chairs and members have the right expertise to address critical issues. I look forward to working with my colleagues to ensure that Georgia’s priorities are the Senate’s priorities.”

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 session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly convened on January 9, 2017 at the Georgia State Capitol.

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For Immediate Release:
January 12, 2017

For Information Contact:

Ines Owens, Acting Director