Corrections Committee, Missouri House of Representatives
Per Rule 22 of the House Rules, standing, conference, interim and statutory committees in the Missouri House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House with minority members of regular standing committees being appointed by the Minority Floor Leader. Special standing committees are appointed by the Speaker with input from the Minority Floor Leader on minority leadership. The Speaker is responsible for designating the number of members of each committee. Unless provided for by the act or resolution creating a committee, partisan balance of committee membership is to match partisan balance of the chamber as closely as possible, save for the Ethics Committee, which is to consist of an equal number of majority and minority members. The chair and vice-chair of each standing committee are appointed by the Speaker. The Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, floor leaders, assistant floor leaders and whips serve on all standing committees ex officio. The chair and a minority member of the Budget Committee serve on all Appropriations committees ex officio. Ex officio members do not hold voting power unless properly appointed.
|“||The Committee on Corrections may consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it relating to adult and juvenile penal and correctional problems, the administration of correctional institutions, and the state penitentiary.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Corrections Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (8)|
|• Linda Black||• Paul Fitzwater, Chair|
|• Rory Ellinger||• Rick Brattin, Vice-chair|
|• Kimberly Gardner||• Kathie Conway|
|• Bonnaye Mims||• Dennis Fowler|
|• Dave Muntzel|
|• Bill Reiboldt|
|• Shawn Rhoads|
|• Bryan Spencer|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Corrections Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (7)|
|• Linda Black, Chair||• Paul Fitzwater, Vice-chair|
|• Ron Casey||• Ellen Brandom|
|• Penny Hubbard||• Rick Brattin|
|• Paul Quinn||• Kathie Conway|
|• Shelley Keeney|
|• Melissa Leach|
|• Mike McGhee|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Corrections Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (7)|
|• Paul Quinn||• Mike McGhee, Chair|
|• Sharon Pace||• Scott Largent, Vice-chair|
|• Ron Casey||• Mike Lair|
|• Linda Black||• Jeanie Riddle|
|• Thomas Todd||• Kenny Jones|
|• Chris Molendorp|
|• Dan Brown|
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013. accessed January 21, 2014 (Rule 22)
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013. Accessed January 21, 2014 Rule 25(13)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.