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Joint Legislative Budget Commission, Florida State Legislature

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The Legislative Budget Commission Committee is a joint committee of the Florida Legislature.

Per the Joint Rules, joint committees of the Florida State Legislature are assigned by the Speaker in the House and by the President in the Senate. The President of the Senate shall appoint a member of the Senate to serve as the chair, and the Speaker shall appoint a member of the House to serve as vice-chair for the Legislative Auditing Committee, the Committee on Public Counsel Oversight and the Administrative Procedures Committee. The chair and vice-chair of these committees will serve from the organization session until noon on December 1 of the calendar year following the general election. The Speaker shall appoint a member of the House to serve as the chair, and the President of the Senate shall appoint a member of the Senate to serve as vice chair for the Legislative Auditing Committee, the Committee on Public Counsel Oversight and the Administrative Procedures Committee.[1] The chair and vice-chair of these committees will serve from the organization session until noon on December 1 of the calendar year following the general election. The majority of members in each house make up a joint committees quorum.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Joint Rules 2012-2014

Function

General Responsibilities:
(1) The commission, as provided in chapter 216, Florida Statutes, shall receive and review notices of budget and personnel actions taken or proposed to be taken by the executive and judicial branches and shall approve or disapprove such actions.
(2) Through its chair, the commission shall advise the Governor and the Chief Justice of actions or proposed actions that exceed delegated authority or that are contrary to legislative policy and intent.
(3) To the extent possible, the commission shall inform members of the Legislature of budget amendments requested by the executive or judicial branches.
(4) The commission shall consult with the Chief Financial Officer and the Executive Office of the Governor on matters as required by chapter 216, Florida Statutes.
(5) The President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives may jointly assign other responsibilities to the commission in addition to those assigned by law.
(6) The commission shall develop policies and procedures necessary to carry out its assigned responsibilities, subject to the joint approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives.
(7) The commission, with the approval of the President of the Senate and the Speaker of the House of Representatives, may appoint subcommittees as necessary to facilitate its work.[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

The following tables describe committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

House

Joint Legislative Budget Commission Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Joseph GibbonsSeth McKeel, Alternating Chair
Mark PaffordJames Grant
Ed Hooper
Matt Hudson
Charles McBurney

Senate

Joint Legislative Budget Commission Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Gwen MargolisJoe Negron, Alternating Chair
Christopher SmithAndy Gardiner
Alan Hays
Garrett Richter
John Thrasher

2011-2012

The following tables describe committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

House

Senate

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