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State Rep. Pat Marsh was recently appointed chairman of the influential House Business and Utilities Committee.
Marsh will also serve on the Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, as well as the Calendar and Rules Committee and Business and Utilities Subcommittee.
“I am honored that speaker Beth Harwell has placed her trust in me to serve as chairman of the House Business and utilities Committee,” said Marsh. “I look forward to working with my colleagues in the upcoming legislative session as we continue our fight to lower taxes, cut government waste and create an environment in our state where businesses can grow and thrive.”
The Business and Utilities Committee considers bills relating to utilities, communications and legislation impacting trade. The committee also reviews the rules and regulations for all licensed professionals, businesses and organizations.
“I am also appreciative for the opportunity to serve on the House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee,” continued Marsh. “In these trying economic times, it is important that Tennessee maintains its roots in agriculture. By serving on this committee, I can ensure the people of our community that agriculture and natural resource related issues will remain at the forefront of legislative debate in Nashville.”
The House Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is charged with two general areas of responsibility. The first function of the committee is to consider any legislation that affects the agricultural and farming community. The second function is to consider legislation dealing with the state’s natural resources, such as minerals, air, water and land conservation as well as oversight over the Tennessee Wildlife Resources Agency.
The House Calendar and Rules Committee is tasked with hearing bills on final consideration prior to presentation on the House floor for the full body. The committee also schedules bills, resolutions, and constitutional amendments to be heard on the House floor.
Marsh is currently serving his third term in the Tennessee House of Representatives. He lives in Shelbyville and represents District 62, which includes Bedford and a portion of Lincoln County.