ATLANTA — Sen. Buddy Carter, R-Pooler, has been named chairman of the Senate Public Safety Committee for the 2013-14 term by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I am honored to be selected as the chairman of such a crucial committee,” Carter said. “The safety of our constituents is a top concern and deserves adequate attention and care from the Legislature. I intend to pass legislation that protects the citizens of Georgia and provides preventative measures for safety concerns.”
The committee addresses issues such as all legislation concerning the maintenance of the security and well-being of Georgia’s citizens from danger. Additionally, the committee handles most legislation related to road safety and licensing of drivers.
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, the proposed law is sent to the rules committee for consideration. The appointed chairs oversee the operation and order of committee meetings, including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.
Carter also was selected to serve as a member of the appropriations, health and human services and higher-education committees.
“I’m humbled to preside over a Senate that is strongly unified and filled with individuals that are hard-working, intelligent and dedicated to solving problems,” Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle said. “I look forward to working hand-in-hand with Chairman Carter, who is extremely well-versed and passionate about this important subject matter, to deliver Georgians real results on the major issues facing this state.”