Committee Assignments

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Committees within the Georgia General Assembly play an essential role to our legislative process. The committee does what the Senate and the House of Representatives could not do as well by functioning as a whole.  Therefore, each member of the General Assembly sits on numerous committees. Once a bill is brought forth by a legislator, the bill is assigned to a committee for further review. The committee is responsible for completing the initial groundwork of what the legislation is intended to do. Committee members often call experts in the respective subject area to testify on behalf or against the proposed legislation. Once in committee the bill may have a hearing where the committee votes to move the bill forward or not. Want to learn more about the legislative process?

Senator Wilkinson is humbled and honored to serve on the following Senate committees:

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Agriculture and Consumer Affairs – Chairman

The Committee on Agriculture and Consumer Affairs has general jurisdiction over agricultural land use, commodities, commissions, fairs and expositions, marketing and consumer protection issues, pest management, and the use of pesticides. This committee may also review legislation related to consumer protection.

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Appropriations – Member

The Appropriations Committee has broad jurisdiction over legislation involving the expenditure of state and federal funds. The committee is responsible for developing the state’s budget with specific appropriations to the various government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. The committee has fourteen (14) standing subcommittees. Georgia requires that the state’s budget be balanced.

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Education and Youth – Vice Chairman

The Committee on Education & Youth has general jurisdiction over K-12 education, certified employees of schools and school facilities. It also reviews legislation related to childcare and Pre-K activities.

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Natural Resources and the Environment – Member

The Committee on Natural Resources & the Environment has general jurisdiction over issues that relate to the development, regulation and conservation of the state’s public lands and its natural resources including water, energy (such as surface mining and oil and gas production) and wildlife (including hunting and fishing).

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Rules – Ex-Officio

The Committee on Rules has jurisdiction over the Rules of the senate and its order of business, including the setting of Senate calendars for consideration of bills and resolutions on the floor of the Senate.