Georgia Senate Majority Caucus Chairman, Dan Moody, will serve as the new Senate Ethics Committee Chairman, announced Lt Governor Casey Cagle and the Senate Committee on Assignments today in a news release. “The Senate has a strong and consistent record for increased transparency and openness in government and it is my belief that real ethics reform will incorporate an extremely robust transparency piece. As new avenues for openness and transparency and additional ethics reform legislation are considered and enacted, we look forward to working with Senator Moody,” said Lt. Governor Casey Cagle.
Moody currently serves as Chairman of the Appropriations’ Education Subcommittee, Secretary of the Insurance & Labor Committee (ex-officio), and is a member the powerful Rules Committee. He also serves on the Regulated Industries & Utilities Committee, the Education & Youth Committee, the Committee on Assignments, and the Administrative Affairs Committee.
Senator Moody takes over the Chair of the Ethics Committee due to Senator Eric Johnson’s resignation from the State Senate. Senator George Hooks serves as the vice-chair of the Ethics Committee. Other members include Senator John Crosby, Senator Gloria Butler, Senator John Douglas, Senator Bill Hamrick, Senator Jack Hill, Senator Doug Stoner and Senator Don Thomas.
The Ethics Committee has jurisdiction over legislation addressing moral and ethical issues, especially those related to governmental entities and the relationship of lobbyist and the government.