Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Committee, Massachusetts State Senate

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The Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets is a standing committee of the Massachusetts State Senate. Per Senate Rule 12, the committee is made up of seven members.[1]

Per Senate Rules 12 and 13, committees of the Massachusetts State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate, with the exception of minority members, who are assigned by the Minority Leader.[2] After the adoption of Senate rules at the beginning of each two-year session, the committees are appointed to serve for the entire session. The President is to give consideration to partisan balance in making appointments, and is required to allocate at least two seats on the Ways and Means and Ethics and Rules Committees, and at least one seat on all other standing or special committees, to members of the minority party. The President shall nominate the chair of each committee, and the vice-chair and assistant vice-chair of the Ways and Means Committee, subject to a majority vote of the respective party caucus. Should a nominee be blocked, the President shall nominate another candidate for confirmation. In the event of a special order by the Senate to appoint a committee by ballot, the person receiving the most votes shall be named chair, with the runner-up being named vice-chair.[2] Any vacancies that have occurred in any committees after members have been appointed will be filled following the same rules.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Senate (As adopted by the Senate on January 24, 2013)

Function

It shall be the duty of the committee on Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets to consider all matters concerning state lands, state buildings, the review all legislation providing for the giving, loaning or pledging of the credit of the Commonwealth (see Article LXII of the Amendments to the Constitution, as amended by Article LXXXIV). Said committee shall be responsible for evaluating such legislation and determining the appropriateness of enacting new legislation containing increased bond authorizations for the Commonwealth and such other matters as may be referred.[4][5][6]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Bonding, Capital Expenditures and State Assets Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (1)
Brian Joyce, ChairMichael Knapik
John Keenan, Vice-chair
Sonia Chang-Diaz
Kenneth Donnelly
Michael Moore

2011-2012

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

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