Highways and Transportation Committee, Mississippi State Senate

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The Highways and Transportation Committee is a standing committee of the Mississippi State Senate. Per Senate Rule 36, the committee is made up of 19 members.[1]

Per Rules 7, 36 and 37 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Mississippi State Senate are appointed by the Lieutenant Governor of Mississippi, who serves as the President of the Senate.[2] After the adoption of Senate Rules, the committees are appointed. The first person named to a committee by the President shall serve as the chair, with the second serving as the vice chair. Any vacancies that have occurred in any committees after members have been appointed will be filled by the President.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

A committee of the Senate shall report on the sufficiency of the titles of all bills and resolutions before their being put on final passage; and it shall be in order, before the passage of every bill or resolution, to move to commit or recommit for report upon the sufficiency of the title. Titles shall indicate clearly the subject matter of the proposed legislation.[4][5]

Members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Highways and Transportation Members, 2015
Democratic members (5)Republican members (13)
Willie Simmons, Vice ChairPerry Lee, Vice Chair
Hob BryanNickey Browning
Albert ButlerDeborah Dawkins
Kelvin ButlerTommy Gollott
Russell JollyJosh Harkins
Billy Hudson
Dean Kirby
Chris Massey
Philip Moran
Rita Parks
Tony Smith
Giles Ward
Charles Young

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