ATLANTA (January 9, 2018) | Sen. Matt Brass (R – Newnan) was recently appointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and to serve on several influential committees for the 2018 Legislative Session by Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“It’s an honor to be appointed to serve as Chairman of the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee for the 2018 session,” said Sen. Brass.
“I want to thank Lt. Governor Casey Cagle and the Committee on Assignments for the privilege of serving as Chairman for this important committee and I look forward to working with my colleagues in the Senate and the House as we develop beneficial legislation.”
In addition to serving as Chairman of the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee, Sen. Brass also serves as Vice Chairman of the Senate Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Secretary of the Natural Resources and the Environment Committee, as well as a member of the Education and Youth Committee.
"Georgians should have great confidence that Senator Brass will utilize this role to positively shape public policy and advance our entire state forward,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
“I am confident Chairman Brass will bring insight to matters that come before the Senate Reapportionment and Redistricting 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, then 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 January 8, 2018 at the Georgia State Capitol