Finance Committee, Rhode Island House of Representatives

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The Finance Committee is a standing committee of the Rhode Island House of Representatives.

Per Section 11 of the House Rules, committees of the Rhode Island House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] After the adoption of House Rules, the standing committees are appointed each year in the month of January.[2] The Speaker and the Minority Leader are responsible for appointing minority membership on standing committees, subcommittees, joint committees, boards and commissions.[1] The Speaker has the power to appoint the chair, vice chair and secretary of each committee. Any vacancies that have occurred in any committees or subcommittees after members have been appointed will be filled by the Speaker.[1] The Speaker, Majority Leader and Minority Leader are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights in all committees but are not counted for purposes in determining quorum.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013 -- H 5293 Substitute A


It shall be the duty of the committee on finance to take into consideration all propositions relative to the revenue, to inquire into the state of the public debt and to report from time to time their opinion thereon and such propositions relative thereto as to them shall seem expedient.[3][4]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

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

Finance Members, 2015
Democratic members (16)Republican members (3)
Raymond E. Gallison Jr., ChairAntonio Giarrusso
John Carnevale, Vice-ChairPatricia Morgan
Robert Jacquard, SecretaryDaniel Reilly
Eileen Naughton, Deputy Chair
Marvin Abney
Gregg Amore
Jean P. Barros
Joy Hearn
Raymond Hull (Rhode Island)
Jan Malik
Kenneth Marshall
Deborah Ruggiero
Patricia Serpa
Scott Slater
Teresa Tanzi
Carlos Tobon


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



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