Finance Committee, Ohio State Senate

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

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Ohio State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate. The rules do not give a specific date to which committees are assigned but committee appointments occur after the organization of the Senate.[1] The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair of each standing committee as well as a ranking minority member.[2] The Minority Leader can recommend minority membership and a ranking minority member for each committee.[1] The President can be substituted as a voting member on any standing committee. The Minority Leader shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of each committee, and at the Minority Leader's request, the President can substitute for the Minority Leader as a voting member on any committee.[2] A majority of members in a committee is considered quorum.[3]

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The Senate Finance Committee oversees legislation impacting the expenditure of state funds. The Committee is responsible for balancing the state's operating and capital budgets.[4][5]

Committee members


Finance Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (9)
Tom Sawyer, Ranking Minority MemberScott Oelslager, Chair
Joe SchiavoniBill Coley, Vice Chair
Shirley A. SmithDave Burke
Charleta B. TavaresRandy Gardner
Jim Hughes
Shannon Jones
Frank LaRose
Tom Patton
Bob Peterson


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