Judiciary Committee, Arkansas House of Representatives

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The Judiciary Committee is a class A standing committee of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Arkansas House of Representatives are assigned by the Congressional District Caucuses. Each caucus selects five members for each committee, with the except of the District Two Caucus, which selects three members for each committee from within Pulaski County and two from without.[1] Committees are following each election.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker of the House serves as an "ex officio" member of any committee, but does not count towards quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The Judiciary Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to state and local courts, court clerks and stenographers and other employees of the courts, civil and criminal procedures, probate matters, civil and criminal laws, similar matters, and resolutions germane to the subject matter of the committee."[4]


2015 legislative session

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

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (12)
Marshall Wright, Vice chairMatthew Shepherd, Chair
John T. VinesDouglas House
Eddie Armstrong, IIISue Scott
David WhitakerBob Ballinger
John BaineJoe Farrer
Mary BroadawayRebecca Petty
Brent TalleyTrevor Drown
Camille BennettMichelle Gray
Donnie Copeland
Dwight Tosh
Rick Beck
Laurie Rushing


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



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