Education Committee, Tennessee House of Representatives (decommissioned)

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The Education Committee is a former standing committee of the Tennessee House of Representatives. In 2015, this committee was changed to the Education Administration and Planning Committee and the Education Instruction and Programs Committee.

Per Rule 6 of the House Rules, committees of the Tennessee House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] 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.[1][2] The Speaker of the House and the Speaker Pro Tempore are voting members of each standing committee.[1][3]

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The House Education Committee deals with all bills relating to education in general. This includes schools (kindergarten through university level, curricula, and lunch programs); teachers, school employees, bus drivers and administrators (pay, benefits and retirement); vocational technical education; and adult education.[4][5]


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The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Education Members, 2014
Democratic members (4)Republican members (11)
John DeBerry, Jr.Harry Brooks, Chair
Raumesh AkbariJohn W. Forgety, Vice chair
Harold M. LoveKevin Brooks
Joe PittsJim Coley
Bill Dunn
Roger Kane
Ron Lollar
Debra Moody
Dawn White
Mark White
Ryan Williams


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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