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Senator Briggs appointed Chairman of Senate Ethics Committee


NASHVILLE, TN - State Senator Richard Briggs (R-Knoxville) has been appointed chairman of the Senate Ethics Committee and as a member of the Senate’s powerful Finance, Ways and Means Committee. The announcement was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the 111th General Assembly concluded the first week of the 2019 session on Thursday.

“A senator of unquestioned integrity, Richard Briggs is the obvious choice for Chairman of Ethics. I know he will continue to do an outstanding job,” said Lt. Governor McNally.

The Senate Ethics Committee is responsible for enforcement of the Senate Code of Ethics and hears any complaints waged against a sitting member. The Finance Committee holds the purse strings for all of state government with responsibility for hearing all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds. It also has oversight over legislation pertaining to state bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.

In addition, Briggs will serve on the Senate State and Local Government Committee and the Senate Transportation Committee. The State and Local Government Committee hears all matters pertaining state and local governments in general, including utility districts, employees, ordinances, boundary lines, veterans’ affairs, penal and correctional institutions, alcoholic beverages and election laws. As a member of the committee, Briggs has led legislative efforts to help Tennessee veterans get needed services and benefits.

The Transportation Committee is responsible for highways, roads and bridges and other forms of transportation, as well as, facilities in connection with and navigation of waterways, lakes and streams. Briggs said he will work with newly appointed Chairman Becky Massey (R-Knoxville) to improve the state’s transportation system.

The State Senate has adjourned until next Friday, as lawmakers prepare for a joint session on Saturday, January 19, for the inauguration of Governor-elect Bill Lee.

Published January 10, 2019








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