Lt. Governor Randy McNally has announced that State Senator Dawn White (R-Murfreesboro) will serve in a leadership role in a key Senate Committee. McNally appointed White to serve as 2nd Vice-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee which is responsible for hearing all bills dealing with civil laws, criminal laws, judicial proceedings, apportionment of elected officials and governing bodies, and all matters relating to the courts, as well as law enforcement.
"I was very pleased to be appointed to this committee," said Senator White. "Protecting the public is one of the most important duties of government. It is also paramount that our system of justice is fair to all parties. I look forward to serving with my colleagues and Governor-elect Lee to improve public safety and our court system during the 2019 and 2020 legislative sessions."
White will also serve as a member of the Senate State and Local Government Committee and the Senate Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee. The State and Local Government Committee hears all matters pertaining to state and local governments in general, including utility districts, employees, ordinances, boundary lines, veterans' affairs, penal and correctional institutions, alcoholic beverages and election laws. The Energy Committee's 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.
White represents District 13 in Rutherford County. She is serving her first term in the Senate after serving three terms in the Tennessee House of Representatives.