Bill Sanderson receives committee appointments
Posted: Monday, January 17, 2011 9:12 pm
NASHVILLE — State Rep. Bill Sanderson (R-Kenton) has been named to the House Agriculture and Transportation committees for the 107th General Assembly.
The House Agriculture Committee is charged with two somewhat different responsibilities. The committee’s first function is to process legislation which is agricultural in subject matter — control of equine infectious anemia, euthanasia of animals, the use of state funds for cash awards at state and local fairs, etc. Other areas of concern are human nutrition and home economics and plant industry.
Its second responsibility is to study the needs and concerns of Tennessee farmers and to address their problems and grievances with appropriate legislative remedies.
“The Agriculture Com-mittee plays an important part in maintaining Tennessee’s roots in agriculture, which is of the utmost importance in these trying economic times,” Sanderson said. “I’m honored to be named to the committee.”
The House Transportation Committee is responsible for legislation regarding truck weights; safety regulation (motorcycle safety, motor vehicles, trucks, trains, airplanes, bicycles); highways, roads and bridges and railroads (maintenance, repair and construction); pipelines, public utilities, public works, and motor vehicle registration.
“I am very pleased to have been appointed to the Transportation Committee,” Sanderson said. “We have several special projects in and around our district that are under way or pending, so I look forward to having input on this committee.”
Sanderson represents House District 77, which encompasses Lake, Obion, and part of Dyer Counties.
Published in The Messenger 1.17.11