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Greg Kirk appointed chair of committee

ATLANTA  — Sen. Greg Kirk, R-Americus, was recently appointed to serve as chairman of the State and Local Governmental Operations Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I am so thankful to have been appointed chair of such an important committee,” said Kirk. “This committee covers a variety of issues that I look forward to addressing during session. Everything starts at the local level and works its way up and to be able to work with my colleagues in addressing areas that impact our community members will be a great priority of mine.”
Kirk also serves as a member of the Agriculture and Consumer Affairs, Health and Human Services, Insurance and Labor and Judiciary committees.
“Georgians should have great confidence that Senator Kirk will utilize this role to positively shape public policy and advance our entire state forward,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle. “I am confident Chairman Kirk will bring insight to matters that come before the State and Local Governmental Operations 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 convened on Monday, Jan. 8, at the Georgia State Capitol.
Kirk represents the 13th Senate District which includes Crisp, Dooly, Lee, Tift, Turner, and Worth counties, and portions of Sumter and Wilcox counties. He may be reached at 229.854.9706 or by email at greg.kirk@senate.ga.gov.