Sen. Joey Hensley, R-Hohenwald, will keep an influential voice on some of the state’s most urgent issues with seats on the state’s finance, training and health committees in the 112th General Assembly.
Hensley was reappointed to serve as vice chairman of the Senate’s Finance, Approaches and Means Committee, the Education Committee and Health and Welfare Committee.
“I enjoy the self-confidence of Lt. Gov. McNally to proceed to serve in this leadership purpose in our Finance Committee,” Hensley claimed in a statement to The Daily Herald.
“Tennessee is regarded as remaining 1 of the most effective fiscally managed states in the country. I glance ahead to doing the job with my colleagues on a dependable spending plan that carries on that status, although providing needed expert services to Tennesseans and bolstering our state’s COVID-19 restoration initiatives.”
Viewed as one of the Senate’s most highly effective committees, the finance committee considers all legislation with regards to appropriation of point out funds and has oversight on bonds, pensions, investments or indebtedness.
Hensley, 28th District, has been a member of the committee given that the 2013-2014 legislative session.
Hensley was reelected to the state Senate in November 2020 together with fellow incumbent conservatives, Rep. Scott Cepicky, R-Columbia, and Michael Curcio, R-Dickson, who together represent Maury County.
Cepicky will serve as chairman of the House Education Instruction Subcommittee and keep seats on the Education Instruction Committee, the Education Administration Committee, the K-12 Subcommittee, the Insurance policies Committee and the Insurance Subcommittee.
Curcio will chair the House Felony Justice Full Committee and provide on the Prison Justice Subcommittee, the Civil Justice Complete Committee, the Civil Justice Subcommittee and the Calendar and Rules Committee.
A county doctor, Hensley runs a standard clinical practice in Hohenwald and has served in the state Senate considering the fact that 2013, serving just about two many years at the Capitol — 10 decades in the Property and now additional than six in the Senate.
He represents Giles, Lawrence, Lewis, Maury, Perry and Wayne Counties.
Hensley’s medical follow arrived under scrutiny in new decades, and in late October the senator admitted to prescribing opioids to spouse and children users and to an employee he was romantically associated with.
He has practiced medication in Lewis County for far more than 30 years.
On the health and welfare committee, Hensley will retain a write-up he has held considering the fact that the 2013-2014 session.
The committee is liable for laws relating to all factors of public welfare, like hospitals, nursing houses, numerous health and fitness treatment professions, and companies for mental wellbeing, the developmentally disabled, and the aged.
Hensley has held a article on the education committee because the 2009-2010 legislative session.
The committee assessments all legislation and budgets pertaining to K-12 educational facilities and higher training, which will get a lead role in a special session called by Gov. Invoice Lee on Jan. 19.
“Education has normally been a top priority of mine,” Hensley mentioned. “We have a whole lot of perform in advance of us in the specific session to enable learners, dad and mom and lecturers with the resources they want to not only get well discovering losses that occurred as a final result of COVID-19, but to enhance student results more than the long expression.”