Responsible for all measures relating to taxes and the raising of revenue; all measures relating to bonds and the bonding of revenue; all measures relating to the issuance, payment or retirement of bonds; all measures related to the evidences of indebtedness; all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds; the general appropriations bill; the deposit of public monies; Congressional relations; and assessment and collection of property taxes.
Responsible for legislation concerning the creation of new departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government; the reauthorization of existing departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government; licensing and/or certification of occupational and/or professional groups; and review of regulations promulgated by Tennessee departments, commissions, boards or agencies.
Responsible for scheduling bills and resolutions for consideration by the Senate.
Responsible for initnal consideration of resolutions calling for joint conventions and study committees and late filed bills and resolutions.
Responsible for recommending modification of the Senate Rules to the Senate.