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Economic Development and Tourism Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Economic Development and Tourism Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (dead link)


This committee is responsible for economic development, business, trade, and any proposed measures that will effect the presence of tourism throughout the state.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Economic Development and Tourism Members, 2015
Democratic members (10)Republican members (24)
Karen BennettRon Stephens, Chair
Tyrone BrooksGerald Greene, Vice chair
Bob BryantPaul Battles
Winfred DukesD.C. "Dave" Belton
Hugh FloydBuzz Brockway
J. Craig GordonJon G. Burns
Michele HensonMichael Caldwell
Pedro MarinKatie Dempsey
Mable ThomasTom Dickson
Al WilliamsMicah Gravley
Matt Hatchett
Bill Hitchens
Susan Holmes
Penny Houston
Randy Nix
Butch Parrish
Jimmy Pruett
Paulette Rakestraw
Trey Rhodes
Terry Rogers
Jason Shaw
Brian Strickland
Tom Taylor
Joe Wilkinson


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.


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


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

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