Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Arkansas House of Representatives

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The Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee is a class B standing committee of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Arkansas House of Representatives are assigned by the Congressional District Caucuses. Each caucus selects five members for each committee, with the except of the District Two Caucus, which selects three members for each committee from within Pulaski County and two from without.[1] Committees are following each election.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker of the House serves as an "ex officio" member of any committee, but does not count towards quorum.[3]

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The Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to agriculture, livestock, forestry, industrial development, natural resources, oil and gas, publicity and parks, levee and drainage, rivers and harbors, similar legislation and resolutions germane to the subject matter of the committee."[4]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (8)
Nate Steel, Vice ChairMatthew Shepherd, Chair
Walls McCraryStephen Meeks
John EdwardsLane Jean
Greg LedingKelley Linck
Homer LendermanJon S. Eubanks
Sheilla LampkinDavid L. Branscum
James RatliffJeremy Gillam
Tommy ThompsonCharlotte Vining Douglas



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