Criminal Justice Committee, Tennessee House of Representatives
Per Rule 6 of the House Rules, committees of the Tennessee House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House. In each standing committee and for the Committee on Calendar and Rules, the Speaker of the House appoints one chair, one vice-chair, and one secretary. The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers. Members are appointed to server on no more than two standing committees, exclusive of the Committee on Calendar and Rules. The Speaker of the House and the Speaker Pro Tempore are voting members of each standing committee.
See rules: Permanent Rules of Order
|“||Many bills referred to this committee affect the civil law (including civil procedure, private and governmental civil liability, technical revisions in the Code); criminal law (including criminal procedure, criminal offenses and penalties, sentencing); property rights, estate law, wills, executors; law enforcement officers; courts (juvenile, municipal, state, personal courts); judges (compensation, expenses, retirement); judicial proceedings; reapportionment legislation. Many bills dealing with corrections and correctional facilities are referred to this committee. A Corrections Oversight Committee was created in 1987 and all legislation affecting this aspect of government must be first referred to this Oversight Committee for its recommendation prior to hearing by the Judiciary Committee.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Criminal Justice Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (9)|
|• Karen Camper||• Eric Watson, Chair|
|• Brenda Gilmore||• Jeremy Faison, Vice-chair|
|• G.A. Hardaway||• Andrew Farmer|
|• Antonio Parkinson||• William G. Lamberth|
|• Barrett Rich|
|• Courtney Rogers|
|• Tony Shipley|
|• James Van Huss|
|• Terri Lynn Weaver|
- Tennessee House of Representatives 108th General Assembly, "Permanent Rules of Order," March 14, 2013(Section 6)
- Tennessee House of Representatives 108th General Assembly, "Permanent Rules of Order," March 14, 2013(Section 7)
- Tennessee House of Representatives 108th General Assembly, "Permanent Rules of Order," March 14, 2013(Section 65)
- Tennessee General Assembly, "House Standing Committee - Judiciary," accessed January 23, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
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