Judiciary Committee, Alaska State Senate
|Alaska State Senate|
Per the Uniform Rules, committees of the Alaska State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees is appointed by the President of the Senate and has five members including the President. Committees are assigned after each election. What constitutes a quorum for committees is not defined. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Uniform Rules
Per Uniform Rule 20-a, the Judiciary Committee is to consider "the programs and activities of the Alaska Court System and the Department of Law, and the legal and substantive review of bills referred to it for that purpose."
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Judiciary Committee Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (3)|
|• Donald Olson||• John Coghill, Chair|
|• Bill Wielechowski||• Lesil McGuire, Vice-chair|
|• Fred Dyson|
|Judiciary Committee Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (2)|
|• Hollis French, Chair||• John B. Coghill|
|• Bill Wielechowski, Vice-chair||• Lesil McGuire|
|• Joe Paskvan|
- Dennis Egan
- Gene Therriault
- Bill Wielechowski Vice Chairperson
- Hollis French Chairperson
- Lesil McGuire