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January 9, 2013

Webb, Blevins receive committee assignments

FRANKFORT — Walter Blevins and Robin Webb received Senate committee assignments in Frankfort on Wednesday.

Blevins, D-Morehead, said the committees on which he will serve — appropriations and revenue, education and state and local government — will enable him to advocate for the 27th District.

“The members of these committees look closely at issues and bills that are important to the 27th District,” said Blevins, who represents Boyd, Elliott, Fleming, Lawrence and Rowan counties. “Serving on these committees will allow me to be an advocate for important legislation.”

Blevins encourages his constituents to keep in contact. “This is a short session, but it could include some very important legislation. I encourage the citizens of my district to keep in touch with me. Their input will be important as I make decisions that could influence new laws,” he said.

Webb, D-Grayson, was appointed to the 2013 Tobacco Settlement Agreement Fund Oversight Committee. Webb said she has a great deal of interest and experience that can be utilized by this committee to help with agricultural development for the state.

Webb, who was a key player in the negotiations of the agreement (House Bill 611) in 2000, said she is looking forward to her appointment to the oversight committee.

“This committee focuses on such important matters as money for sustainable Kentucky crops, agricultural development, small-sized farms and transforming the industry,” said Webb, who represents Bracken, Carter, Greenup, Lewis, Mason and Robertson counties. “I can bring a lot of agriculture and related knowledge to the table and be an advocate for Kentucky farmers.”

The agreement committee oversees the use of tobacco Master Settlement Agreement money, which was created with the passage of HB 611. The committee also addresses a wide range of issues that pertain to requests to the board for grants and loans — to expenditures under the Early Childhood Development Fund and the Kentucky Health Care Improvement Fund and efforts of agencies and educational institutions to assist in the revitalization and diversification of tobacco farms.

“Tobacco oversight deals with topics that are important to Kentucky’s farmers and northeastern Kentucky,” Webb said. “I look forward to hitting the ground running on this committee.”

Webb was also appointed to the appropriations and revenue, natural resources and energy and agriculture committees. She will also serve on the Energy Special Subcommittee.

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