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Sanderson named chairman of State Government subcommittee

Friday, January 11, 2013

NASHVILLE - Rep. Bill Sanderson (R-House District 77) was chosen by Speaker Beth Harwell to chair the House subcommittee for State Government for the 108th legislative session of the Tennessee General Assembly. Harwell announced the appointments at the end of the third legislative day on Jan. 10, 2013.

The State Government subcommittee will be the first committee to hear proposed legislation that has widespread implications affecting how the state government functions. Sanderson will be responsible for implementing and administering rules that will direct the committee and its members throughout the session while leading the committee when it convenes to discuss and vote on legislation.

"I am honored to be appointed by Speaker Harwell," said Sanderson. "I really look forward to serving in this new capacity and I have high hopes for how the committee operates. I am sure we will hear several bills that will be highly debated but I will do my very best to make sure all sides get to be heard. Our taxpayers deserve a state government that will not overspend or over-regulate and I feel this is a great committee to serve the people of Tennessee and those from my district."

This year's legislative session has seen many changes led by Speaker Harwell and the House Republican members. Those changes include the 15-bill limit on legislators and a new committee restructuring. Sanderson supports the new measures to limit regulations and the amount of taxpayer money that is spent on how the state operates.

Sanderson and his wife Marjie make their home in Kenton, Tenn. He is a small-business owner and farmer. District 77 includes Dyer, Lake, and part of Obion counties.

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