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Confirmations Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Confirmations Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.

Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the president pro tempore, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader and three additional members appointed by the president pro tempore.[1] The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The president of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The president may appoint a senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.[3]

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Function

The Committee on Confirmations, which shall deal with nominations, appointments by the Governor and all other appointments requiring confirmation (Rule 32), and is empowered to hold hearings and take testimony regarding those matters where deemed appropriate. The Committee on Confirmations shall not exceed 13 members.[4][5]

Membership

2015 legislative session

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

Confirmations Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Vivian FiguresClay Scofield, Chair
Quinton RossJ. T. Waggoner, Vice-chair
Rodger SmithermanGerald Allen
Slade Blackwell
Dick L. Brewbaker
Rusty Glover
Arthur Orr
Shay Shelnutt
Cam Ward
Tom Whatley

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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