Coley Named Chairman Of Senate Civil Justice Committee
Liberty Township lawmaker also to serve as Vice Chairman of powerful Senate Finance Committee
 
 
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Senate President Keith Faber (R–Celina) today named State Senator Bill Coley (R–Liberty Township) to chair the Senate Standing Committee on Civil Justice. During the previous legislative session, Coley served as the Chairman of the Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

“As an attorney, I always hope to find ways to ensure that our laws are designed in a manner that best serve the people,” said Coley. “I look forward to taking the lead on this important issue in the Statehouse.”

In addition to his chairmanship, Coley will also serve as Vice Chairman of the influential Senate Finance Committee. In the panel’s number two post, Coley will be highly influential in crafting the state’s biennium budget in 2013. 

“Creating an efficient, responsible budget is at the heart of why I ran for office,” added Coley. “I believe that a primary charge for all elected officials is to make absolutely certain that the people’s money is spent wisely.”

Coley will also serve as a member of the Senate Committees on Education, Public Utilities, State Government Oversight and Reform, and the Finance Subcommittee on Medicaid.

 
 
 
  
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