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Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Washington House of Representatives

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The Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is a standing committee of the Washington House of Representatives.

Per Rule 23 of the House Rules, committee members of the House of Representatives are selected by the caucus of each party.[1] The chairs of the committees are selected by the majority party caucus.[1] The standing committees of the house have the powers of subpoena, to administer oaths, and to issue commissions for the examination of witnesses. [2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The House Agriculture & Natural Resources Committee considers issues relating to agricultural production, marketing, and sales; animal and plant disease control; fisheries and wildlife; forest practices and forest fire protection; water; and mining. The committee also considers the management of certain state-owned lands.

(Please note: This is a general description of issue areas considered by committees; not a definitive or exhaustive listing. It is provided solely to assist the public in understanding the general roles of House committees.)[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Agriculture and Natural Resources Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (7)
Brian Blake, ChairBruce Chandler
Kristine Lytton, Vice-chairDrew MacEwen
Hans DunsheeVincent Buys
Kathy HaighJoel Kretz
Christopher HurstEd Orcutt
Eric PettigrewJoe Schmick
Derek StanfordJudy Warnick
Kevin Van De Wege

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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