Judiciary Committee, Georgia State Senate

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House Committees

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

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The Judiciary Committee acts on all legislation affecting judicial proceedings dealing with civil procedure and practice. Its jurisdiction also includes civil liberties as well as governmental information and constitutional amendments.[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

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

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Vincent FortJoshua McKoon, Chair
Ronald RamseyBill Cowsert, Vice chair
Curt ThompsonJohn F. Kennedy
William Ligon
Tommie Williams

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

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