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AL House speaker announces changes in committee structure

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MONTGOMERY, AL (WSFA) -

Alabama House speaker Mac McCutcheon has announced several changes to the structure of the House committees.

According to McCutcheon, committee assignments are often changed in order to bring new ideas or fresh perspectives and to renew enthusiasm.

“We work hard to pair each member with a committee assignment that reflects their particular skill set, district, and constituencies,” McCutcheon said.

Below are the new committee assignments which will be in effect until the next general election:

  • Rep. Alan Boothe, R-Troy, will serve on the House Ethics and Campaign Finance Committee. He previously chaired the House Rules Committee before voluntarily stepping down and accepting the post of House Floor Leader.
  • Rep. Prince Chestnut, D-Selma, will serve on the House Judiciary Committee. He previously sat on the State Government Committee and will continue to serve on the Military and Veterans Affairs and Urban and Rural Development committees.
  • Rep. Danny Crawford, R-Athens, will serve on the House Agriculture and Forestry Committee. He will continue to serve on the County and Municipal Government, Health and Urban and Rural Development Committees.
  • Rep. Juandalynn Givan, D-Birmingham, will serve on the House County and Municipal Government Committee. She previously sat on the House Judiciary Committee and will continue to serve on the Constitution, Campaigns and Elections Committee.
  • Rep. Kelvin Lawrence, D-Hayneville, will serve on the House State Government Committee. He will continue to serve on the Boards, Agencies, and Commissions and Economic Development and Tourism committees.
  • Rep. Tim Wadsworth, R - Arley, will serve on the House Judiciary Committee. He previously held a seat on the House State Government Committee, which he vice-chaired and will continue to serve on the Children and Senior Advocacy and Local Legislation committees.
  • Rep. Jack W. Williams, R-Wilmer, will hold a seat on the House State Government Committee and serve as its vice chair. He previously sat on the Agriculture and Forestry Committee and will continue to serve on the Health and County and Municipal Government committees.

Additional committee changes could be announced prior to the start of the next regular session on January 9, 2018

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