Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Sen. Barry Loudermilk Named Chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee

(Media Release) Sen. Barry Loudermilk (R- Cassville) has been named Chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee for the 2013- 2014 legislative term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.


"I am deeply honored to continue serving as Chairman of the Senate Science and Technology Committee," said Sen. Loudermilk. "We will be facing many important issues this session, and I look forward to working with my colleagues to promote advancements in both science and technology."


Sen. Barry Loudermilk was also appointed as Secretary of the Senate Public Safety Committee and Secretary of the Veterans, Military and Homeland Security Committee. In addition, he serves as a member of the Senate Transportation Committee.


"I'm humbled to preside over a Senate that is strongly unified and filled with individuals that are hard-working, intelligent and dedicated to solving problems," Lieutenant Governor Cagle said. "I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Chairman Loudermilk, who is extremely well-versed and passionate about this important subject matter, to deliver Georgians real results on the major issues facing this State."


"We are fortunate to have a wealth of talent and experience in the State Senate," said President Pro Tem David Shafer (R-Duluth). "I have every confidence in our new committee leadership team."


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 152nd Legislative Session of the Georgia General Assembly convened January 14, 2013 at the Georgia State Capitol.




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