Lt. Governor Cagle Announces Senate Study Committee and State Commission Appointments

July 20, 2016

(ATLANTA) - Lt. Governor Casey Cagle recently announced Senate Study Committee and State Commission appointments. These study committees were created with the passage of Senate Resolutions while State Commissions were enacted by both chambers during the 2016 Legislative Session. Each will examine and analyze a host of issues affecting Georgia citizens, identifying opportunities and solutions. During the upcoming legislative session, findings will be used to determine the appropriate course of action on these matters.

“These bodies seek to gain a better understanding of the unique challenges facing our state,” said Lt. Gov. Cagle. “Each member has specific expertise, distinctly qualifying them to serve in such capacities, and I’m confident these leaders’ diligent efforts will help build a better Georgia.”

Lt. Gov. Cagle has made the following appointments for 2016 Senate Study Committees and State Commissions:

Senate Data and Security Study Committee (SR 360)

Bruce Thompson, Chair
Jack Hill
Mike Dugan
Brandon beach
Calvin Rhodes, CIO State of Georgia
Bobby Laurine, USG CIO
Chris Klaus
LTC David Allen, CIO Georgia National Guard

Senate Study Committee on Hearing Aids for Children (SR 1091)

Charlie Bethel, Chair
Renee Unterman
Dean Burke
Gloria Butler
Lester Jackson

Senate Opioid Abuse Study Committee (SR 1165)

Renee Unterman, Chair
Butch Miller
Dr. Brenda Fitzgerald
Rick Allen, Director GA Drugs and Narcotics Agency
Cecil Cordele, PharmD Tifton
Dr. Allen Butts
Dr. Rafael Pascual

State Commission on Narcotics Treatment Programs (SB 402)

Jeff Mullis, Co-Chair
Burt Jones
Ed Harbison

State Commission on Petroleum Pipelines (HB 106)

Rick Jeffares, Co-Chair
Frank Ginn
Jack Hill

Georgia Palliative Care and Quality of Life Advisory Council (HB 509)

Renee Unterman, Chair
Dean Burke
Freddie Powell-Sims

For more information on the 2016 Study Committees and State Commissions, including companion legislation outlining each committee/commission and submission deadlines, please visit: