State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been reappointed vice-chairman of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee and as a member of the prestigious Senate Commerce and Labor Committee. The appointments were made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as lawmakers wrapped up organizational duties for the 2021-2022 legislative sessions.
The Commerce and Labor Committee hears legislation dealing with economic development, banking, business, insurance, communications, consumer affairs, occupational licensing and employment matters. Due to the scope of legislation considered there it is considered one of the most powerful committees in the General Assembly.
“I am delighted with these appointments,” said Sen. Reeves. “They have a tremendous impact not only to our district, but the state as a whole. The Commerce and Labor Committee is responsible for policies that affect job growth in Tennessee and I am especially pleased to be a part of our economic recovery efforts through this committee appointment. I appreciate the confidence Lt. Governor McNally has placed in me to serve in these positions in the Tennessee Senate and am ready to get to work on the challenges ahead us in the 112th General Assembly.”
The Senate Health and Welfare Committee is responsible for legislation dealing with all aspects of health and public welfare, including hospitals, nursing homes, various health care professions, and services for mental health, the developmentally disabled, and the aged. As a pharmacist and CEO of Twelve Stone Health Partners, Reeves brings much health care expertise to the committee.
In addition, Reeves will serve on the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. Their scope includes review of legislation related to Tennessee’s hunting and fishing laws, state parks, energy conservation, agriculture, preservation of natural resources and fostering the state’s tourism industry.
“Agriculture is extremely important to our legislative district,” Reeves added. “I look forward to advancing legislation to help our rural communities thrive and prosper.”
Reeves represents Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and parts of Rutherford Counties in Senate District 14. He took the oath of office on Tuesday after being reelected in November to a four-year term.