Jim Cobb from Spring City, is the state legislator and "he refused to hear the bill in HIS committee and as it stands, the commission will cease to exist June 30." I quoted Monty Halcomb's article in the Knox. News Sentinel.
I emphasized 'HIS" because I believe he is acting as though he has ownership of what the committee can act or not act upon. By his willful refusal to let the committee vote, he is demonstrating that he is serving someone elses interest rather than simply fulfilling his duties as chairperson.