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Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee State Senate.

Per Section 73 of the Senate Rules, all standing, special, and select committees of the Tennessee State Senate are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate.[1] In each standing committee, the Speaker of the Senate appoints one Chairman, one 1st Vice-Chairman, and one 2nd Vice-Chairman. The Speaker may also appoint a Chairman Emeritus at his or her discretion.[2] The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers.[1] The appointed chairmen of each standing committees are responsible for attendance roll call, and absences are to be reported to the Speaker of the Senate.[3]

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Function

Responsible for legislation concerning energy; forestry; natural resources; conservation, game and fish, mines and minerals. Additionally, the Committee is also responsible for legislation regarding matters relating to pollution of air, water and land; parks and recreations; state parks and recreational districts; mineral resources of public lands; public and geological surveys, accretion, alluvium, and dereliction of public and private lands; watershed districts; soil conservation; soil conservation districts; flood and drainage projects; construction, improvement and maintenance of waterways, lakes and streams; registering and licensing of vessels and small boats; tourism; military parks and battlefields; and environment.[4][5]

Membership

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2015 legislative session

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

Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources Members, 2015
Democratic members (1)Republican members (8)
Lee HarrisSteve Southerland, Chair
Frank Niceley, 1st Vice-Chair
Paul Bailey (Tennessee), 2nd Vice-Chair
Mike Bell
Mark Green (Tennessee)
Dolores Gresham
Kerry Roberts
Ken Yager

2013-2014

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

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