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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.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

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][4]

Membership

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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Agriculture, Conservation and Natural Resources Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Donald McEachinEmmett Hanger, Chair
John Chapman "Chap" PetersenJohn Watkins (Virginia)
Dave MarsdenFrank Ruff
John Miller (Virginia)Mark Obenshain
Adam EbbinRichard Stuart, Virginia Senator
Lynwood LewisBill Stanley
Roz DanceRichard Black (Virginia)
A. Benton Chafin

2014 legislative session

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

2012-2013

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session.

2010-2011

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2010 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18)
  2. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 20(e))
  3. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18(a))
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.