Executive Nominations Committee, Maryland State Senate

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The Executive Nominations Committee is a standing committee of the Maryland State Senate. Per Senate Rules 18, 22A and 22B, the committee is made up of 19 members.[1]
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Per Senate Rule 18, committees in the Maryland State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate at the beginning of each session of the Maryland General Assembly. The President is responsible for appointing chairs and vice chairs, and referring bills and resolutions to a committee. The Senate may suspend the rules to consider a bill or resolution with reference to a committee, provided that each member is given a copy. A member of a standing committee whose main function is to consider legislation may not serve as a member of another such standing committee.[2][3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: The text of the Senate rules is not available electronically, but can be found in the print version of the Senate Journal. Rules 18 and 33 have been reproduced for Ballotpedia by request, and can be found here. For more information, contact the Department of Legislative Services.


The Executive Nominations Committee was formed in January 1845.

For all appointments made by the Governor which require Senate advice and consent, the Committee reviews and interviews gubernatorial appointees. The Committee then reports its recommendations on those nominations to the Senate.[1][4]


2015 legislative session

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

Executive Nominations Members, 2015
Democratic members (15)Republican members (4)
Jamie Raskin, ChairGeorge Edwards (Maryland)
Delores Kelley, Vice-ChairStephen Hershey, Jr.
James BrochinJ.B. Jennings
Joan Carter ConwayEdward R. Reilly
Ulysses Currie
James DeGrange, Sr.
Edward Kasemeyer
Katherine Klausmeier
Richard Madaleno
James Mathias, Jr.
Nathaniel McFadden
Thomas Mac Middleton
Thomas Mike Miller, Jr. (Maryland)
Catherine Pugh
Robert Zirkin


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


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2009 legislative session.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Maryland State Archives, "Executive Nominations Committee - Origin & Functions," accessed January 22, 2014
  2. Maryland State Archives, "The Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law," accessed January 22, 2014
  3. Information submitted by legislative librarian Annette Haldeman via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on February 11, 2014.
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.