General Laws Committee, Missouri House of Representatives

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The General Laws Committee is a select standing committee of the Missouri House of Representatives. Prior to the 2015 legislative session, it was a regular standing committee.

Per Rule 22 of the House Rules, standing, conference, interim and statutory committees in the Missouri House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House, with minority members of regular standing committees being appointed by the Minority Floor Leader. Special standing committees are appointed by the Speaker with input from the Minority Floor Leader on minority leadership. The Speaker is responsible for designating the number of members of each committee. Unless provided for by the act or resolution creating a committee, partisan balance of committee membership is to match partisan balance of the chamber as closely as possible, save for the Ethics Committee, which is to consist of an equal number of majority and minority members. The chair and vice-chair of each standing committee are appointed by the Speaker. The Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, floor leaders, assistant floor leaders and whips serve as ex officio members on all standing committees. The chair and a minority member of the Budget Committee serve as ex officio members on all Appropriations committees. Ex officio members do not hold voting power unless properly appointed.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly


The Committee on General Laws may consider matters referred to it relating to general or miscellaneous issues as determined by the Speaker of the House.[2][3]


2015 legislative session

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

General Laws Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Jon CarpenterCaleb Jones, Chair
Tracy McCreeryKirk Mathews, Vice chair
Jeremy LaFaverEric Burlison
Paul Curtman
Kevin Engler
Elijah Haahr
Chrissy Sommer


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

General Laws Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (10)
Mike ColonaCaleb Jones, Chair
Courtney CurtisTodd Richardson, Vice chair
Jeremy LaFaverGary Cross
Tom McDonaldDon Gosen
Stephen WebberRon Hicks
Jay Houghton
John McCaherty
Rocky Miller
Mark Parkinson
Dwight Scharnhorst


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

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