Ethics Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Ethics Committee is a select 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]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

Responsible for enforcement of the Senate Code of Ethics and recommends modification of the Code of Ethics to the Senate Rules Committee.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Ethics Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (3)
Charlotte Burks, 1st Vice-chairDoug Overbey, Chair
Douglas HenryBill Ketron, 2nd Vice-chair
Mark Norris

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

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