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Sen. John Albers Appointed Chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee

 Sen. John Albers (R – Roswell) was recently appointed to serve as chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.

“I want to thank Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and other members of the Senate Committee on Assignments for appointing me to serve as chair of this important committee,” said Sen. Albers. “Today, more than ever before, it is imperative we address the needs of those who serve in the public safety sector. These brave men and women put their lives on the line every day for us and we must do all we can to support their efforts and commitments to keeping us all safe. I look forward to working with my fellow committee members, the public safety community and all interested parties on legislation that will improve retention and recruitment for officials, while also addressing infrastructure and policy needs.”

Sen. Albers will also serve as vice-chairman of the Senate Finance and the Regulated Industries and Utilities Committees, as a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee and as an ex-officio of the Rules and State and Local Governmental Operations committees.

“Georgians should have great confidence that Senator Albers will utilize this role to positively shape public policy and advance our entire state forward,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I am confident Chairman Albers will bring insight to matters that come before the Senate Public Safety Committee, building on Georgia’s status as the number one state for business and enhancing our unrivaled quality of life.”

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, 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 second session of the 154th Georgia General Assembly will convene on January 8, 2018, at 10:00 a.m. at the Georgia State Capitol.