Capital Investment Committee, Minnesota State Senate

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The Capital Investment Committee is a standing committee of the Minnesota State Senate.

Per Rule 10 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Minnesota State Senate are appointed by the party caucuses every two years. The majority caucus is to assign the number of positions for minority caucus members with adequate notice before the legislative session. Partisan balance of a committee is to match the partisan balance of the chamber at-large as closely as possible.[1] The caucuses then appoint their own members.[2] Chairs are selected by an organizational committee of the majority caucus. The two exceptions to this rule are the Rules and Administration Committee, which is chaired by the Majority Leader, and the Taxes Committee, which has its chair elected by the entire majority caucus.[3] With the exception of the Rules Committee, a member of a committee may not serve as the chair of the same division of a committee, or a substantially similar committee for more than three consecutive terms.[4] The Majority Leader, in his or her capacity as chair of the Rules Committee, may add or remove members after the start of the session with the approval of the Minority Leader.[5]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013 Permanent Rules of the Senate


The Committee on Capital Investment has jurisdiction over all bills appropriating money for the acquisition and betterment of public lands and buildings, and other public improvements of a capital nature, whether from the proceeds of the state general obligation bonds, the general fund, or any other operating fund.[6][7]

2015 legislative session

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

Capital Investment Members, 2015
Democratic members (12)Republican members (8)
LeRoy Stumpf, ChairDavid Senjem, Ranking Minority Member
Bev Scalze, Vice chairBill Ingebrigtsen
Bobby Joe ChampionMary Kiffmeyer
Richard CohenJeremy Miller
Kent EkenCarla Nelson
Jeff HaydenScott Newman
James MetzenJohn Pederson
Sandra PappasJulie Rosen
Matt Schmit
Katie Sieben
Dan Sparks
David Tomassoni


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


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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