Tom is awarded the “Freshman Bass” prize for being the first freshman Representative to get a bill passed in the House.
House Study Committee on Regional Transit Solutions
Appointed June 3, 2016
The Regulated Industries committee regulates the way companies and professionals in industries, such as alcohol, tobacco, construction, cosmetology, funeral services and many others, conduct business in Georgia. The committee also oversees occupational licensure and certification pertaining to such industries. Tom is Vice Chairman of the Committee.
The main focus of the Appropriations committee is the writing of the state’s amended and general fiscal year budgets for Georgia’s state agencies and departments. The committee also hears legislation that has considerable impact on the state revenue or expenditures.
Human Resources Subcommittee
The Human Resources Subcommittee deals with fiscal impacts of human resource policies and legislation.
The Economic Development & Tourism committee is responsible for economic development, business, trade, and any proposed measures that will affect the presence of tourism throughout the state.
MARTA Oversight Committee, referred to as MARTOC, is a statutory committee with oversight of the MARTA budget. As a joint committee with the House and Senate members, MARTOC does not handle legislation nor do the members have a vote on the MARTA Board of Directors.
MARTOC Public Safety Subcommittee
MARTOC Public Safety Subcommittee deals with all the law enforcement and public safety issues regarding MARTA. Tom is the Chairman of the Committee.