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Environment and Conservation Committee, Illinois State Senate

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The Environment and Conservation Committee (formerly the Environment Committee) is a standing committee of the Illinois State Senate.

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Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Illinois State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader. The President appoints the Chair, Vice-chair and remaining majority members, while the Minority Leader appoints the minority members. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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2015 legislative session

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

Environment and Conservation Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (4)
David Koehler, ChairKyle McCarter
Heather Steans, Vice-chairTim Bivins
Scott M. BennettWilliam "Sam" McCann
Melinda BushDale Righter
Linda Holmes
Pat McGuire
Julie Morrison
John Sullivan


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


  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (SN)


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.


  • Amendments

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