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Higher Education Committee, Georgia State Senate

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The Higher Education Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

Legislation influencing the University System of Georgia, the Technical College System of Georgia, other postsecondary institutions, and student financial aid are considered by the Higher Education Committee.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Higher Education Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (6)
Hardie DavisBill Cowsert, Chair
Lester JacksonJoshua McKoon, Vice Chair
Nan OrrockBurt Jones
Buddy Carter
Tim Golden
Cecil Staton

2011-2012

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

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