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Environment and Agriculture Committee, Rhode Island State Senate

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The Environment and Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the Rhode Island State Senate.

Per Section 5 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Rhode Island State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Senators are appointed to standing committees every two years, with current incumbents serving until January 6, 2015. Each standing committee is made up of the President of the Senate, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate.[1] These three leaders are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights in all committees. Any vacancies that have occurred shall be filled by the President of the Senate.[2] The President of the Senate has the power to appoint the chair, vice chair and secretary among the membership of each committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013-- S 0378 Substitute A

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

It shall be the duty of the committee on environment and agriculture to consider the appointments of the governor referred to it by the senate which require the advice and consent of the senate and all legislation and matters relating to the conservation of the air, land, water, plant, animal, mineral and other natural resources of the state, and to adopt all means necessary and proper by law to protect the natural environment of the people of the state by providing adequate resource planning for the control and regulation of the use of the natural resources of the state and for the preservation, regeneration, and restoration of the natural environment of the state, to maintain oversight over the application, execution and operation of the laws within its jurisdiction and to consider such other matters as may be referred to it by the senate.[4]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Environment and Agriculture Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (2)
V. Susan Sosnowski, ChairNicholas D. Kettle, Secretary
William A. Walaska, Vice ChairDavid E. Bates
Maryellen Goodwin
Gayle L. Goldin
Catherine Cool Rumsey
William J. Conley, Jr.
Stephen R. Archambault

2011-2012

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