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Calendar and Rules Committee, Tennessee House of Representatives

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The Calendar and Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Per Rule 6 of the House Rules, committees of the Tennessee House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] In each standing committee and for the Committee on Calendar and Rules, the Speaker of the House appoints one chair, one vice-chair, and one secretary. The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers. Members are appointed to server on no more than two standing committees, exclusive of the Committee on Calendar and Rules.[1][2] The Speaker of the House and the Speaker Pro Tempore are voting members of each standing committee.[1][3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of Order


The House Calendar and Rules Committee schedules bills for consideration on third and final reading and entertains debate on the merits of legislation recommended for passage by the eleven standing committees. The committee consists of the Chairman of each standing committee; the Speaker; the Speaker Pro Tempore; the Majority Leader or his designee; the Majority Caucus Chairman; the Minority Leader or his designee; the Minority Caucus Chairman; two members each of the majority and minority parties appointed by and to serve at the pleasure of the Speaker; and a Chairman, Vice-Chairman and Secretary as committee offices. This committee meets several times a week and acts on all legislation when requested by the sponsor.[4][5]



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

Calendar and Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (20)
Craig FitzhughBill Dunn, Chair
Bo MitchellDennis Roach, Vice-chair
Antonio ParkinsonHarry Brooks
Mike TurnerGlen Casada
Vince Dean
Jimmy Eldridge
Curtis Halford
Ryan Haynes
Matthew Hill
Timothy Hill
Curtis Johnson
Jon Lundberg
Pat Marsh
Judd Matheny
Gerald McCormick
Steve McManus
Bob Ramsey
Charles Sargent, Jr.
Cameron Sexton
Eric Watson


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


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

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