Judiciary Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Kentucky House of Representatives are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to contracts; the Uniform Commercial Code; debtor-creditor relations; ownership and conveyance of property; private corporations and associations; competency proceedings; administration of trusts and estates of persons under disability; descent, wills and administration of decedents’ estates; domestic relations; support of dependents; statutory actions and limitations; eminent domain; arbitration; declaratory judgments; witnesses; evidence; legal notices; construction of statutes; civil procedure; the Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals, circuit courts and district courts; family courts; jurisdiction, rules, terms, judges, commissioners, selections, districts, qualifications, compensation and retirement; clerks of courts; juries, attorneys; receivers; court reporters; habeas corpus; crimes and punishments; criminal procedure; probation and parole; correctional facilities; civil rights; and juvenile matters.[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (12)Republican members (7)
John Tilley, ChairJoseph Fischer, Vice-chair
Darryl Owens, Vice-chairRyan Quarles, Vice-chair
Brent YontsRobert J. Benvenuti III., Vice-chair
Johnny BellJeffrey Hoover
Jesse CrenshawThomas Kerr
Kelly FloodStan Lee
Joni JenkinsSteven Rudy
Mary Marzian
Reginald Meeks
Thomas Riner
Kevin Sinnette
Gerald Watkins

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 39)
  2. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 2)
  3. Kentucky State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Section 40-8)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.