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Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Committee, Alabama State Senate
Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the president pro tempore, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader and three additional members appointed by the president pro tempore. The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The president of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The president may appoint a senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.
See rules: Senate Rules
|“||The Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development, to which committee shall be referred bills pertaining to job creation and economic development, the Alabama Department of Commerce, the Alabama Department of Labor, the expansion of existing industry, the creation of small businesses, the maintenance of existing small business, the recruitment of other small business, the economic development of communities, as well as matters pertaining to real estate, housing, the condition, development, and interest of the workforce, and other matters relating to economic growth, and also when appropriate, all bills and other matters related to bringing accountability to the use of taxpayer's dollars. The Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development shall not exceed 15 members.||”|
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
|Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development Members, 2015|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (12)|
|• Priscilla Dunn||• Phil Williams, Chair|
|• Bobby Singleton||• Cam Ward, Vice-chair|
|• Rodger Smitherman||• Clyde Chambliss, Jr.|
|• Bill Hightower|
|• Steve Livingston|
|• Jim McClendon|
|• Arthur Orr|
|• Trip Pittman|
|• Greg Reed|
|• Paul Sanford|
|• Clay Scofield|
|• Larry Stutts|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (5)|
|• Linda Coleman, Alabama Senator||• Phil Williams, Alabama Senate candidate, Chair|
|• Marc Keahey||• Paul Bussman|
|• Rusty Glover|
|• Clay Scofield|
|• Bryan Taylor|
The following table describes committee membership for the v legislative session.
|Fiscal Responsibility and Accountability Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (5)||Republican members (3)|
|• T.D. Little, Chair||• Paul Sanford|
|• Kim Benefield||• Scott Beason|
|• Linda Coleman||• Ben Brooks|
|• Bobby Singleton|
|• Myron Penn|
- Alabama State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed February 11, 2014(Rule 47-b)
- Alabama State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 15, 2014
- Alabama State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 15, 2014(Rule 48)
- Alabama State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 16, 2014(Rule 48-5)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.