Emerging Issues in Agriculture 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 Emerging Issues in Agriculture may consider matters referred to it relating to the production, processing, selling, marketing, and distribution of animals, livestock, and poultry in the agricultural industry.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Emerging Issues in Agriculture Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (9)|
|• Michael Frame||• Delus Johnson, Chair|
|• Ben Harris||• Lyle Rowland, Vice-chair|
|• Sue Meredith||• Sonya Anderson|
|• Bill Otto||• Dennis Fowler|
|• Jim Hansen|
|• Dave Muntzel|
|• Craig Redmon|
|• Holly Rehder|
|• Noel Shull|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Emerging Issues in Agriculture Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (8)|
|• Joe Aull||• Billy Pat Wright, Chair|
|• Linda Black||• Randy Asbury, Vice-chair|
|• Pat Conway||• Barney Fisher|
|• Ben Harris||• Tom Loehner|
|• Myron Neth|
|• Craig Redmon|
|• Lyle Rowland|
|• Don Ruzicka|
- 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(19)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.