Health and Welfare Committee, Kentucky State Senate

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The Health and Welfare Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Kentucky State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to human development, health, and welfare; fire prevention and protection; support of dependents; garbage and refuse disposal; public assistance; child welfare; adoptions; assistance to children; children’s homes; disabled persons; aid to the blind; commitment and care of children and families; mental health; health, medical and dental scholarships; local health units and officers; vital statistics; communicable diseases; hospitals, clinics and long-term care facilities; foods, drugs and poisons; hotel, restaurants and trailer park regulations; sanitation plants; sanitation districts; alcoholism; physicians, osteopaths and podiatrists; chiropractors; dentist and dental specialists; nurses; pharmacists; embalmers and funeral directors; clinical psychologists; optometrists, ophthalmic dispensers; physical therapists.[4][5]



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

Health and Welfare Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (7)
Julian CarrollJulie Denton, Chair
Perry ClarkDavid Givens, Vice-chair
Denise AngelJoe Bowen
Kathy SteinTom Buford
Jimmy Higdon
Alice Kerr
Katie Stine


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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