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Government Operations Committee, Tennessee House of Representatives

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The Government Operations Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee House of Representatives.

Per Rule 6 of the House Rules, committees of the Tennessee House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] In each standing committee and for the Committee on Calendar and Rules, the Speaker of the House appoints one chair, one vice-chair, and one secretary. The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers. Members are appointed to server on no more than two standing committees, exclusive of the Committee on Calendar and Rules.[1][2] The Speaker of the House and the Speaker Pro Tempore are voting members of each standing committee.[1][3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of Order


The Government Operations Committee has several ongoing tasks. The committee is responsible for the periodic review of state agencies and of administrative rules and regulations. Any fundamental changes in the structure of state government must be reviewed by the Gov Op Committee. All legislation which creates, modifies, or terminates boards or commissions must be referred to this committee in addition to the original standing committee of reference.[4][5]



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

Government Operations Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (8)
Craig FitzhughJudd Matheny, Chair
G.A. HardawayJohn Ragan, Vice-chair
Johnnie TurnerJoe Carr
Mike TurnerGlen Casada
Joshua Evans
Curtis Halford
Curtis Johnson
Gerald McCormick


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


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

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