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Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee, Virginia State Senate

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The Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Committee of the Virginia State Senate has fifteen members.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Virginia State Senate are assigned by the majority caucus. The caucus submits a nominations report for all committees that must be approved by a majority vote of the chamber. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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A Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources, 15 Senators, to consider matters concerning agriculture; air and water pollution and solid waste disposal; conservation of land and water resources; crustaceans and bivalves; all matters of environment, forest, fresh and salt water fishing, game, mining, parks and recreation, and petroleum products.[3]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Members, 2014
Democratic members (9)Republican members (6)
Phillip Puckett, ChairJohn Watkins
Emmett HangerFrank Ruff
Donald McEachinRichard Stuart
J. Chapman PetersenBill Stanley
Dave MarsdenJohn Cosgrove
John MillerRyan McDougle
Adam Ebbin
Jennifer Wexton
Lynwood Lewis


Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Members, 2012
Democratic members (6)Republican members (9)
Adam EbbinEmmett Hanger, Chair
Donald McEachinRichard Black
John MillerHarry Blevins
Ralph NorthamDave Marsden
John Chapman "Chap" PetersenMark Obenshain
Phillip PuckettFrank Ruff
Bill Stanley
Richard Stuart
John Watkins


Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Members, 2010
Democratic members (8)Republican members (7)
Patricia Ticer, ChairEmmett Hanger
Mary WhippleJohn Watkins
Roscoe ReynoldsFrank Ruff
Phillip PuckettHarry Blevins
Donald McEachinMark Obenshain
Chap PetersenRyan McDougle
Ralph NorthamRichard Stuart
Dave Marsden

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