Government Oversight and Accountability Committee, Missouri House of Representatives
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 on all standing committees ex officio. The chair and a minority member of the Budget Committee serve on all Appropriations committees ex officio. Ex officio members do not hold voting power unless properly appointed.
|“||The Committee on Government Oversight and Accountability may consider and report on bills and matters referred to it relating to the oversight of government programs and policies and to ensure accountability of the executive and judicial branches of government.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Government Oversight and Accountability Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (6)|
|• Kevin McManus||• Jay Barnes, Chair|
|• Gina Mitten||• Mark Parkinson, Vice-chair|
|• Tommie Pierson||• Tom Flanigan|
|• Jeffrey Messenger|
|• Chris Molendorp|
|• Todd Richardson|
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013. accessed January 21, 2014 (Rule 22)
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013. Accessed January 21, 2014 Rule 25(24)