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Criminal Justice Committee, Ohio State Senate

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The Criminal Justice Committee is a standing committee of the Ohio State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Ohio State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate. The rules do not give a specific date to which committees are assigned but committee appointments occur after the organization of the Senate.[1] The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair of each standing committee as well as a ranking minority member.[2] The Minority Leader can recommend minority membership and a ranking minority member for each committee.[1] The President can be substituted as a voting member on any standing committee. The Minority Leader shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of each committee, and at the Minority Leader's request, the President can substitute for the Minority Leader as a voting member on any committee.[2] A majority of members in a committee is considered quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Senate

Function

The Criminal Justice Committee focuses on bills, policies and issues that directly impact criminal law.[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

Criminal Justice Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Cecil Thomas, Ranking Minority MemberJohn Eklund, Chair
Michael SkindellLarry Obhof, Vice Chair
Sandra WilliamsKevin Bacon
Jim Hughes, Ohio Senator
Peggy Lehner
Bill Seitz
Joe Uecker

2013-2014

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