City, County and Local Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate

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The City, County and Local Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Arkansas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arkansas State Senate are assigned by seniority. Starting with the most senior member, every senator chooses a committee. Once the most junior senator has choosen, everyone selects again in the same order. The President of the Senate then appoints additional senators to any committees with less than eight members.[1] If a replacement senator is elected by special election, the incoming senator assumes any committee responsibilities of the previous senator, but cannot serve as a Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson.[2] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[3] It is not stated what constitutes a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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The City, County and Local Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to city and municipal affairs, county affairs, local improvement districts, interlocal governmental cooperation, and similar legislation."[4]



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

City, County and Local Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (4)
David Burnett, Vice ChairMissy Irvin, Chair
Stephanie FlowersJeremy Hutchinson
Uvalde LindseyRonald Caldwell
Eddie CheathamBart Hester



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