Senator Roberts Re-appointed to Lead Senate Government Operations Committee

State Senator Kerry Roberts (R-Springfield) has been re-appointed chairman of the Senate Government Operations Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 112th General Assembly wrapped up an organizational session in Nashville on Wednesday.

“Kerry Roberts is a strong conservative leader. He is committed to keeping government small, efficient and accountable,” said Lt. Gov. McNally. “Under his leadership, the Government Operations Committee provides the essential legislative oversight Tennesseans demand. He has been a great chairman and I am proud to reappoint him.”

The Senate Government Operations Committee is generally perceived as one of the most powerful in the General Assembly as it oversees legislation to create, reauthorize, reorganize or sunset departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government. The Committee also hears bills regarding licensing and certification of occupational or professional groups, and reviews regulations promulgated by all Tennessee departments, commissions, boards or agencies.

"I appreciate the continued confidence Lt. Governor McNally has placed in me to lead this committee,” said Senator Roberts. “Our committee will continue to work to ensure that state government and its agencies operate in the most effective and cost-efficient manner, and that we focus on how we can better serve the people of Tennessee.”

Roberts was also appointed to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The committee is responsible for hearing all bills dealing with civil laws, criminal laws, judicial proceedings, apportionment of elected officials and governing bodies, and all matters relating to the courts, as well as law enforcement.

Senator Roberts represents Cheatham, Dickson, Hickman, Humphreys, and Robertson Counties in District 25 in the Tennessee Senate.