ATLANTA (January 11, 2018) | Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla) was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I’m very excited to take the reins as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment,” said Sen. Harper. “I look forward to continuing the committee’s important work in the responsible implementation of policies geared toward the development and conservation of our state’s resources. With that said, it was an honor to chair the Senate Public Safety Committee over the last three years and I am pleased at the progress we made together during that time for all first responders across our state. Regardless of position, I will continue to be a champion for our state’s public safety community in the Georgia Senate.”
In addition to serving as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Natural Resources and the Environment, Sen. Harper will serve as Vice-Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee and will serve as a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs and Appropriations Committees.
“Georgians should have great confidence that Senator Harper will utilize this role to positively shape public policy and advance our entire state forward,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I am confident Chairman Harper will bring insight to matters that come before the Senate Natural Resources and the Environment Committee, building on Georgia’s status as the number one state for business and enhancing our unrivaled quality of life.”
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 second session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly convened on January 8, 2018, at the Georgia State Capitol.
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For Immediate Release:
January 11, 2018
Andrew Allison, Broadcast Specialist