Appropriations Committee, Arizona State Senate

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The Appropriations Committee is a standing committee of the Arizona State Senate. It has 3 subcommittees. They are:

  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Education and Natural Resources
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Welfare
  • Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation and Criminal Justice

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arizona State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of members of a committee constitutes quorum.[3] The President is appointed as an "ex officio" member of every committee but cannot vote except on the committees that he or she chairs. The President may also vote if he or she is an appointed member of the Rules Committee.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


2015 legislative session

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

Appropriations Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Olivia Cajero BedfordDon Shooter, Chair
Steve FarleyJohn Kavanagh, Vice chair
Katie HobbsSylvia Allen
Debbie Lesko
Kelli Ward


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


The following table shows committee membership in the 2011 legislative session. In the 2012 session, Don Shooter took over the chairmanship, and David Schapira and Jerry Lewis were not members.


The following table represents committee membership in the 2009 legislative session. In the 2010 session, David Braswell replaced Albert Hale.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Arizona State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 16, 2014(Rule 2-I)
  2. Information submitted by Arizona Legislature's Webmaster via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 21.
  3. Arizona State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 16, 2014(Rule 7-B-7)