Commerce Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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The Commerce Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Louisiana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • Commerce generally.
  • Banking and the regulation thereof.
  • Communication by telephone, telegraph, radio and television.
  • Registering and licensing of vessels and small boats.
  • Navigation and laws relating thereto.
  • Regulation of common carriers by water.
  • Consumer protection.
  • Laws relating to merchandising.
  • Regulation, licensing, or certification of occupations and professions generally, except those fields which are health related.
  • Interest rates.
  • Savings and loan and homestead associations.
  • Small loan companies.
  • Regulation and licensing of businesses and occupations.
  • Protection of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies.
  • Corporations.


2015 legislative session

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

Commerce Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (12)
Katrina JacksonErich Ponti, Chair
Eugene ReynoldsKirk Talbot, Vice Chair
Kenny CoxLance Harris
Stephen OrtegoPaul Hollis
Vincent PierreJay Morris
Edward PriceKenneth Havard
Ebony WoodruffBlake Miguez
Jeff HallDarrell Ourso
Walt Leger, III, ex officioThomas Carmody, Jr.
Joe Harrison
Stephen Pugh
Chuck Kleckley, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (12)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)


Democratic Party Democrats (10)

Republican Party Republicans (8)

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