Daniel heads Gov Ops

Sandra ClarkKnox Scene, West Knox

State Rep. Martin Daniel is the new chair of the House Government Operations Committee, appointed by Speaker Glen Casada.

The 15-person committee is responsible for legislation concerning the creation of new departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government, according to a statement from Casada. It also manages the reauthorization of existing departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of government. The committee oversees licensing and/or certification of occupational and/or professional licensing groups. Also, it reviews regulations enacted by Tennessee departments, commissions, boards or agencies.

“My colleagues and I are committed to making government more efficient and also ensuring accountability,” Daniel said in the release. “Together, I know we will work to continue promoting a business-friendly environment that will enable our community and our state to thrive.”

Daniel also serves on the House Calendar & Rules, House Judiciary and House Transportation committees, as well as the House Civil Justice and House Infrastructure subcommittees. He represents House District 18, which encompasses the West Knox communities of Cedar Bluff, West Hills, Deane Hill, Rocky Hill, Ridgedale and Pleasant Ridge.

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