Commission, Committees Announced

Contrary to what a lot of people believe, the work of the Georgia Legislature doesn’t begin in January. Complex issues are given to study committees, where the issues get some pre-session consideration. House Speaker David Ralston’s office announced the appointed members of a joint commission, a House study committee and a joint study committee. From the press release:

Joint Georgia-North Carolina and Georgia-Tennessee Boundary Line Commission (Created by HR 51):

  • Rep. Marc Morris (R-Cumming) – Co-Chair
  • Rep. Eddie Lumsden (R-Armuchee)
  • Rep. Steve Tarvin (R-Chickamauga)

Johnny Tolbert III House Study Committee on Heat-Related Injuries, Cardiac Injuries, and other Sports-Related Injuries (Created by HR 259):

·         Rep. Kasey Carpenter (R-Dalton) – Chair

·         Rep. William Boddie (D-East Point) – Vice Chair

·         Rep. Demetrius Douglas (D-Stockbridge)

·         Rep. Clay Pirkle (R-Ashburn)

·         Rep. Deborah Silcox (R-Sandy Springs)

Joint Study Committee on Evaluating and Simplifying Physician Oversight of Midlevel Providers (Created by HR 261): 

·         Rep. Mark Newton (R-Augusta) – Chair

·         Rep. Sharon Cooper (R-Marietta)

·         Rep. Alan Powell (R-Hartwell)

Those interested can find out more about the committees and the legislation that created them here.

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