General Laws Committee, Missouri State Senate

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The General Laws Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate.

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

Function

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

Members

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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