Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee, Arkansas State Senate

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The Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Committee is a standing committee of the Arkansas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arkansas State Senate are assigned by seniority. Starting with the most senior member, every senator chooses a committee. Once the most junior senator has choosen, everyone selects again in the same order. The President of the Senate then appoints additional senators to any committees with less than eight members.[1] If a replacement senator is elected by special election, the incoming senator assumes any committee responsibilities of the previous senator, but cannot serve as a Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson.[2] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[3] It is not stated what constitutes a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

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, levees and drainage, rivers and harbors, and similar legislation."[4]

Members

2013-2014

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

Agriculture, Forestry and Economic Development Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (4)
Bruce Maloch, Vice ChairBruce Holland, Chair
David WyattRonald Caldwell
Stephanie FlowersAlan Clark
David Sanders

2011-2012

2009-2010

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