Judiciary Committee, Arkansas State Senate

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the Arkansas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arkansas State Senate are assigned by seniority. Starting with the most senior member, every senator chooses a committee. Once the most junior senator has choosen, everyone selects again in the same order. The President of the Senate then appoints additional senators to any committees with less than eight members.[1] If a replacement senator is elected by special election, the incoming senator assumes any committee responsibilities of the previous senator, but cannot serve as a Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson.[2] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[3] It is not stated what constitutes a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

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, and similar matters."[4]

Members

2013-2014

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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (6)
Robert Thompson, Vice ChairJeremy Hutchinson, Chair
Keith IngramEddie Joe Williams
Jane English
Gary Stubblefield
Jon Woods
Bryan King

2011-2012

2009-2010

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