Sen. William Ligon (R – White Oak) was recently reappointed to serve as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions and to serve on several influential committees for the 2019-2020 Legislative Session by the Senate Committee on Assignments.
“I am honored to continue to serve as the chairman of the Banking and Financial Institutions committee,” said Sen. Ligon. “I look forward to working with the new administration to ensure that policies put in place promote the growth of our state’s financial technology sector without compromising consumer protection.”
In addition to serving as Chairman of the Senate Committee on Banking and Financial Institutions, Sen. Ligon will serve as Vice-Chairman of the Ethics Committee and the Reapportionment and Redistricting Committee and as a member of the Health and Human Services, Judiciary and Appropriations committees.
“I am incredibly excited to work alongside Sen. Ligon and the entire Banking and Financial Institutions Committee during the upcoming session of the Georgia General Assembly,” said Lt. Governor Geoff Duncan. “The committee process is extremely important to producing sound public policy and we’re confident that Sen. Ligon’s leadership as a committee chair will be an invaluable asset to the Georgia Senate. We’re excited for the opportunity to serve and look forward to delivering on reforms that benefit Georgians in every part of our state.”
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, then the proposed law is sent to the Rules Committee for consideration. The appointed chairs will oversee the operation and order of Senate committee meetings, including calling for action on bills, resolutions or other matters assigned to that committee.
The first session of the 155th Georgia General Assembly convened on January 14, 2019, at the Georgia State Capitol.