Finance Committee, Louisiana State Senate

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The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Louisiana State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President, President Pro Tempore and Parliamentarian serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


Legislative instruments and other matter referred to this committee shall encompass the following subject matter:[4]

  • Appropriation of state funds, including the cash portion of the comprehensive state capital budget
  • Budgetary requirements and procedures
  • Central purchasing
  • Economy and efficiency of government operations
  • Expenditure of funds
  • Fiscal controls
  • General appropriations bill
  • Revenue sharing


2015 legislative session

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

Finance Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (11)
Eric LaFleurJack Donahue, Chair
Edwin R. MurrayNorby Chabert, Vice Chair
Gregory TarverR.L. Allain II
Francis Thompson, Interim MemberSherri Smith Buffington
Dan Claitor
Ronnie Johns
Fred Mills, Jr.
Mack White, Jr.
Gerald Long, Interim Member
Dan Morrish, Interim Member
Mike Walsworth, Interim Member


Republican Party Republicans (11)

Democratic Party Democrats (4)


Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (7)


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