Infrastructure Modernization Committee, Michigan State Senate (decommissioned)

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The Infrastructure Modernization Committee was a standing committee of the Michigan State Senate. The seven-member committee was created on February 7, 2013, by the amendment of Rule 2.103 by Senate Resolution No. 14.[1] The committee was disbanded after the 2014 session.

Per Rule 1.105 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Michigan State Senate are appointed by the Majority Leader unless otherwise called for by the Senate. Committees are appointed at the beginning of every two-year legislative session. All appointments to standing committees and subcommittees made by the Majority Leader must be approved by the Senate. The Majority Leader shall make appointments of minority members from a list submitted by the Minority Leader; while the Majority Leader can partially reject the list, the Minority Leader shall submit other nominations.[2] The first person named to a committee will serve as chair; the second will serve as majority vice chair, and all others shall rank in the order they were named. The first minority member named shall serve as minority vice chair. In the absence of the chair and the majority vice chair, the highest ranking member present will preside as acting chair. A committee member, but not a chairperson, who has been absent for a significant period of time may be replaced by the Majority Leader until he or she returns.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

"The rules of the Senate and House do not describe the jurisdiction of the individual standing committees except that all Senate bills involving an appropriation must be referred either directly to the appropriations committee or to an appropriate standing committee and then to the appropriations committee. Traditionally, the assignment of bills follows topical lines.

[The] primary function of the standing committees is to consider legislation....[4][5]

According to a release by the Michigan Senate Republicans, the committee "includes the chairs of the Senate Appropriations and Senate Finance committees and will consider all transportation and infrastructure funding proposals."[6]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the committee's formation.[1]

Compliance and Accountability Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Morris Hood, Vice-chairRoger Kahn, Chair
Rebekah WarrenJohn Pappageorge, Vice-chair
Darwin Booher
Jack Brandenburg
Mark Jansen

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