Cobb’s 15 state representatives have been given their committee assignments for the 2019-20 legislative session, giving the lawmakers an idea of the types of legislation they will be asked to work on this year and next.

Four committees in the state House of Representatives will have chairs who represent parts of Cobb, four will have vice-chairs from Cobb and one will have a Cobb lawmaker serving as secretary.

When a bill is filed, it is assigned to a committee based on the topic. Committee members hold hearings on bills to closely study their proposals before deciding whether the bill should go to the floor for a vote.

State Rep. Bert Reeves, R-Marietta, has been appointed to nine committees, the most among Cobb representatives, and has been named vice-chair of two committees. This is in addition to being one of Gov. Brian Kemp’s floor leaders in the House.

“I was pretty surprised when I saw the list,” Reeves said. “Looks like I am going to be busier than ever this session.”

Reeves, an attorney, said there’s a “pretty serious shortage of lawyers” in the General Assembly. That’s why, he said, he believes he’s been added to so many committees that deal with legal issues, such as the Judiciary, Judiciary Non-Civil and Juvenile Justice committees.

Cobb lawmakers’ committee assignments are below. Leadership positions are in bold type.

Bert Reeves, R-Marietta

  • Higher Education – Vice-Chair
  • Judiciary Non-Civil – Vice-Chair
  • Human Resources Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Insurance
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Judiciary
  • Science & Technology
  • Ways & Means
  • Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment

Ed Setzler, R-Acworth

  • Science & Technology – Chair
  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Education
  • Judiciary Non-Civil
  • Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment
  • Rules
  • Transportation

Ginny Ehrhart, R-Powder Springs

  • Higher Education
  • Information & Audits
  • Regulated Industries

Mary Frances Williams, D-Marietta

  • Governmental Affairs
  • Natural Resources & Environment
  • State Properties

David Wilkerson, D-Powder Springs

  • Budget & Fiscal Affairs Oversight
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Retirement
  • Science & Technology

Erica Thomas, D-Austell

  • Budget & Fiscal Affairs Oversight
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Retirement
  • Science & Technology

Erick Allen, D-Vinings

  • Banks & Banking
  • Code Revision
  • Human Relations & Aging

Michael Smith, D-Marietta

  • Code Revision
  • Interstate Cooperation
  • Regulated Industries
  • Science & Technology
  • Special Rules
  • State Properties

Teri Anulewicz, D-Smyrna

  • Code Revision
  • Intragovernmental Coordination
  • Transportation
  • Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment

Sharon Cooper, R-east Cobb

  • Health & Human Services – Chair
  • Judiciary Non-Civil
  • Regulated Industries
  • Rules

Don Parsons, R-north Cobb

  • Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications - Chair
  • General Government Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Health & Human Services
  • Ways & Means

Matt Dollar, R-east Cobb

  • Working Group on Creative Arts & Entertainment - Chair
  • Health Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Energy, Utilities & Telecommunications
  • Insurance
  • Legislative & Congressional Reapportionment

John Carson, R-northeast Cobb

  • Transportation – Vice-Chair
  • Ways & Means – Vice-Chair
  • Insurance – Secretary
  • Intragovernmental Coordination
  • MARTOC
  • Rules

Sheila Jones, D-Atlanta

  • Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Health & Human Services
  • Juvenile Justice
  • Transportation

Roger Bruce, D-Atlanta

  • Public Safety Appropriations Subcommittee
  • Game, Fish & Parks
  • Human Relations & Aging
  • Judiciary
  • Small Business Development
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