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General Laws and Pensions Committee, Missouri State Senate

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The General Laws and Pensions Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate. It was previously known as the General Laws Committee before pension responsibilities were transferred from the Seniors, Families and Children Committee in the 2015 session.

Per Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Missouri State Senate are appointed by the President Pro Tem.[1] Committees are appointed after the adoption of the Senate Rules at the beginning of the two-year General Assembly. Committee membership is to be as equal to the partisan balance of the chamber as possible.[2] The chair of a committee may appoint subcommittees with the committee's approval.[1] The President Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader and the Minority Floor Leader are considered members of all standing and statutory committees ex officio, but do not having voting power in any unless appointed to it proper.[2] Although not explicitly stated in the Senate Rules, the President Pro Tem has previously demonstrated a responsibility for filling vacancies in committees.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate


The Committee on General Laws shall consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it relating to general topics[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

General Laws and Pensions Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Joseph KeavenyRob Schaaf, Chair
Jill SchuppPaul Wieland, Vice Chair
Dan Hegeman
Bob Onder
Dave Schatz


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

General Laws Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Jason HolsmanBrian Nieves, Chair
Jamilah NasheedRob Schaaf, Vice-chair
Doug Libla
Gary Romine
Ryan Silvey


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


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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