Commerce and Labor Committee, Virginia State Senate

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The Commerce and Labor Committee of the Virginia State Senate has 16 members.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Virginia State Senate are assigned by the majority caucus. The caucus submits a nominations report for all committees that must be approved by a majority vote of the chamber. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

A Committee on Commerce and Labor, 16 Senators, to consider all matters concerning banking; commerce; commercial law; corporations; economic development; industry; insurance; labor; manufacturing; partnerships; public utilities, except matters relating to transportation; tourism; workmen's compensation and unemployment matters.[3][4]

Membership

2015 legislative session

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

Commerce and Labor Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (11)
Charles ColganJohn Watkins (Virginia), Chairman
Dick SaslawThomas Norment
Kenny AlexanderWalter Stosch
Roz DanceFrank Wagner
Stephen Newman
Mark Obenshain
Richard Stuart, Virginia Senator
Jeffrey McWaters
Bill Stanley
John Cosgrove
A. Benton Chafin

2014 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

2012-2013

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session.

2010-2011

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2010 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18)
  2. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 20(e))
  3. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18(b))
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.