Joint Legislative Budget Committee, Louisiana State Legislature

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The Joint Legislative Budget Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana Legislature.

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Function

The committee may hold public hearings each year to review agency budget requests and the recommended executive budget and report its findings and recommendations two weeks prior to each regular legislative session. During the interim, the committee is authorized to approve or disapprove transfers of funds and to approve requests for use of interest earnings and for change orders for capital constructions projects. The committee is often extended broad authority to interpret and oversee implementation of legislative intent in regard to fiscal and budgetary matters.[1][2]

Membership

The committee shall be composed of the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance Committee, or their successors, and the chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee or a member of that committee designated by the chairman thereof, and the chairman of the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee or a member of that committee designated by the chairman thereof.[3][2]

2015 legislative session

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

Legislative Budget Members, 2015
Democratic members (15)Republican members (31)
James ArmesJames Fannin
Robert BilliotJack Donahue
Wesley BishopBryan Adams
Sharon Weston BroomeJohn Alario
Roy BurrellR.L. Allain II
Edward JamesJohn Berthelot
Eric LaFleurStuart Bishop
Walt Leger, IIISherri Smith Buffington
Jack MontoucetNorby Chabert
Helena MorenoCharles Chaney
Edwin MurrayDan Claitor
Patricia SmithPatrick Connick
Gregory TarverFranklin Foil
Ledricka ThierryBrett Geymann
Francis ThompsonBob Hensgens
Ronnie Johns
Gerald Long
Nick Lorusso
Daniel Martiny
Fred Mills, Jr.
James Morris
Dan Morrish
J. Rogers Pope
Neil Riser
Joel Robideaux
John Schroder
Alan Seabaugh
Robert Shadoin
Mike Walsworth
Mack White, Jr.
Chuck Kleckley

2012-2013

Senators

Republican Party Republicans (13)

Democratic Party Democrats (5)

Representatives

Republican Party Republicans (16)

Democratic Party Democrats (11)

2010-2011

Senators

Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (9)

Representatives

Republican Party Republicans (11)

Democratic Party Democrats (20)

Independent Independent (1)

2008-2009

External links

References

  1. Louisiana State Legislature, "Joint Legislative Capital Outlay Committee," accessed January 31, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Louisiana State Legislature, "State Statutes," accessed January 31, 2014(Rule 651)