Finance, Ways and Means Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Finance, Ways and Means 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]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

Responsible for all measures relating to taxes and the raising of revenue; all measures relating to bonds and the bonding of revenue; all measures relating to the issuance, payment or retirement of bonds; all measures related to the evidences of indebtedness; all measures dealing with the appropriation of state funds; the general appropriations bill; the deposit of public monies; Congressional relations; and assessment and collection of property taxes.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Finance, Ways and Means Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (8)
Douglas Henry, Chairman EmeritusRandy McNally, Chair
Lowe FinneyBo Watson, 1st Vice-chair
Jim KyleDoug Overbey, 2nd Vice-chair
Steven Dickerson
Ferrell Haile
Joey Hensley
Bill Ketron
Mark Norris

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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