State Senator Shane Reeves (R-Murfreesboro) has been appointed as a ranking officer of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee.

The appointment of Reeves as 2nd vice-chairman of the committee was made by Lt. Governor Randy McNally as the General Assembly prepared to close the 2019 organizational session on Saturday.

The 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.

McNally said, “Senator Reeves’ experience as a pharmacist and health care executive makes him a perfect fit to serve as 2nd vice chair of our health committee. Shane has made a big impact on the Senate during his time in Nashville. I know he will continue to make an impact as a vice chairman.”

Reeves 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.

“All of these committees are very important to our Senate district,” said Reeves. “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 111th General Assembly.”

Reeves represents Bedford, Lincoln, Marshall, Moore and parts of Rutherford counties in Senate District 14.

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