Bob Ramsey to Chair House State and Local Government Committee

News release from House Speaker Beth Harwell’s Office:
(November 14, 2011, NASHVILLE) – House Speaker Beth Harwell (R-Nashville) today announced the appointment of Representative Bob Ramsey (R-Maryville) as Chairman of the House State and Local Government Committee. Ramsey previously served as Vice-Chairman of the committee.
“Bob Ramsey will do an excellent job as Chairman of the State and Local Government Committee,” said Speaker Harwell. “His past experience as Chairman of the Blount County Commission will benefit the committee tremendously, and I look forward to working closely with him next year.”
Speaker Harwell also announced the appointment of Representative Ryan Haynes (R-Knoxville) as Vice-Chairman of the full committee, meaning that he will serve as Chairman of the State and Local Government Subcommittee.
“Rep. Haynes will be an asset to Chairman Ramsey as Vice-Chairman of the full committee, and Chairman of the Subcommittee,” said Harwell. “Rep. Ramsey and Rep. Haynes have both the skills and passion to guide the committees through the remainder of the 107th General Assembly,” Speaker Harwell stated.
The House State and Local Government Committee is often referred complex legislation addressing such matters as local and municipal affairs, powers to tax and raise revenue, local ordinances, local government employees, local government expenditures, and election laws.
(Note: The changes were triggered by the resignation of Rep. Curry Todd as chairman of S&L following his arrest on drunken driving and gun charges.)

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