Legislative Management Committee, Connecticut General Assembly

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The Joint Committee on Legislative Management is a Joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and contains members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees.

Per each chamber's rules, committees of the Connecticut General Assembly are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1][2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] Neither the President nor the Speaker is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules
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The committee on LEGISLATIVE MANAGEMENT that shall conduct the business affairs of the General Assembly. The committee shall be responsible for the operation of the General Assembly, coordination and supervision of committee work, improvement of legislative operations, deciding on matters of organization, procedures, facilities and working conditions of the General Assembly, compensation of employees of the legislative branch, and the facilitation of positive relationships with the federal government and other state governments. All bills and resolutions relating to such matters may be referred to the committee. The committee shall consist of twenty members of the House who shall be (i) the Speaker, (ii) the deputy speakers, (iii) the majority leader, (iv) four members appointed by the Speaker, (v) three members appointed by the majority leader, (vi) the minority leader, (vii) two deputy minority leaders appointed by the minority leader, and (viii) five members appointed by the minority leader, and (B) thirteen members of the Senate who shall be (i) the President Pro Tempore, (ii) the majority leader, (iii) a deputy majority leader appointed by the majority leader, (iv) five members appointed by the President Pro Tempore, (v) the minority leader, (vi) an assistant minority leader appointed by the minority leader, and (vii) three members appointed by the minority leader. In matters of legislative operations, the legislative commissioners and the clerks of each chamber shall serve as ex-officio, non-voting members of the committee. The committee shall be chaired by the President Pro Tempore and the Speaker. A majority of the membership shall constitute a quorum and all actions shall require the affirmative vote of a majority. At any meeting, if a committee member present of either chamber requests, a vote of the majority of the members present of each chamber shall be required for approval of a question.[4][5]



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

Legislative Management Members, 2013
Democratic members (19)Republican members (10)
Donald Williams, Co-ChairJohn McKinney, Ranking Member
Brendan Sharkey, Co-ChairLawrence Cafero, Ranking Member
Martin Looney, Vice ChairVincent Candelora
Joe Aresimowicz, Vice ChairLeonard Fasano
Juan CandelariaScott Frantz
Joseph CriscoJohn Kissel
Paul DavisThemis Klarides
Louis EspositoArthur O'Neill
John FonfaraJohn Piscopo
Bob GodfreyPamela Sawyer
Auden Grogins
Toni Harp
Ernest Hewett
Gary LeBeau
Russell Morin
Sandy Nafis
Linda Orange
Kevin Ryan
Andrea Stillman



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