Appropriations Committee, Georgia State Senate

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The Appropriations Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


The Appropriations Committee is responsible for proposing legislation that allocates funds to the numerous government agencies, departments, and organizations on an annual basis. With its nine sub-committees, Appropriations is responsible for holding hearings as well as approving said legislation for a balanced budget.[4][5]

Committee members


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

Appropriations Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (21)
Gail DavenportJack Hill, Chair
Vincent FortRenee Unterman, Vice Chair
Valencia SeayTim Golden
Freddie SimsDon Balfour
Horacena TateBuddy Carter
Curt ThompsonRonnie Chance
Steve ThompsonBill Cowsert
John Crosby
Steve Gooch
Bill Heath
Judson Hill
William Jackson
Butch Miller
Jeff Mullis
Jack Murphy
David Shafer
Cecil Staton
Lindsey Tippins
Ross Tolleson
John Wilkinson
Tommie Williams


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

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