Hurley appointed to Transportation, Government Operations committees

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State Rep. Julia Hurley, R-Lenoir City, has been named to the powerful House Transportation and the Government Operations Committee for the 107th General Assembly.

Both committees will play a key role in the upcoming session.

“Ensuring Tennessee’s infrastructure is safe and state of the art will assist our state in drawing new business here and creating jobs,” Hurley said.

“I am honored to have been named to this committee and I look forward to our work.”

The House Transportation Committee deals with truck weights; safety regulation of motorcycles, motor vehicles, trucks, trains, airplanes and bicycles; highways, roads, bridges and railroads and their maintenance, repair and construction; pipelines; public utilities; public works; and motor vehicle registration.

“Throughout the last few months, I have talked to countless citizens across my district about a limited, and more efficient government,” Hurley said. “The Government Operations Committee plays a role in that, and I am looking forward working with my colleagues to make government work better for all Tennesseans.”

The Government Operations Committee is responsible for the periodic review of state agencies and of administrative rules and regulations.

The committee reviews any fundamental changes in the structure of state government. All legislation which creates, modifies or terminates boards or commissions must be referred to this committee in addition to the original standing committee of reference.

Hurley lives in Lenoir City and represents House District 32, which encompasses Roane and part of Loudon counties.