Sen. Tyler Harper Appointed To 2016 Senate Study Committee

“Sen. Harper has a proven track record in addressing the needs of our citizens and will be an invaluable resource as a member of the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communica- tions Access for all Georgians Study Committee,” said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. “I’m confident he will examine the issues at hand and provide new legislative recommendations to the General Assembly as we prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session.”
Sen. Tyler Harper (R – Ocilla) has been selected by Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle to serve on the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee.
  “It is an honor to be selected by Lt. Gov. Cagle to serve on the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for all Georgians Study Committee,” said Sen. Harper. “I look forward to working hard with my fellow committee members to take a closer look at the needs of our state’s rural citizens and ensuring they have the access they need to new technologies.”
  “Sen. Harper has a proven track record in addressing the needs of our citizens and will be an invaluable resource as a member of the Joint High-Speed Broadband Communica- tions Access for all Georgians Study Committee,” said Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle. “I’m confident he will examine the issues at hand and provide new legislative recommendations to the General Assembly as we prepare for the 2017 Legislative Session.” 
  The Joint High-Speed Broadband Communications Access for All Georgians Study Committee was created by the passage of Senate Resolution 876 during the 2016 legislative session. As stated in the resolution, the committee shall be comprised of five members of the Senate and five members of the House. The joint study committee will be tasked with examining the conditions, needs, issues and problems of high-speed broadband internet access. Economic development, education and health care are areas commonly impacted by reduced access to broadband communications, and professionals from these areas will be asked to share information about specific barriers and concerns. The joint study committee is responsible for submitting a report of findings and recommendations, including proposed legislation, by December 1, 2016. Sen. Tyler Harper serves as Chairman of the Public Safety Committee. He represents the 7th Senate District which includes Atkinson, Bacon, Ben Hill, Berrien, Coffee, Irwin, Pierce and Ware counties and portions of Charlton and Wilcox counties.  He may be reached at 404.463.5263 or via email at tyler.harper@senate.ga.gov.
See the Sunday, July 3, 2016 edition of The Douglas Enterprise.

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