Judiciary Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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

Per the House Rules, committees of the Louisiana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • All matters relating to the Supreme Court, Courts of Appeal, District Courts, Family Courts, and Juvenile Courts, matters of the jurisdiction of said courts, matters relating to judges generally, including compensation, expenses, personnel, facilities and the like, except as pertains to retirement.
  • All matters relating to Municipal and Parish Courts, Mayor's Courts and Justice of the Peace Courts.
  • All matters relating to the Attorney General, District Attorneys and prosecutors in general, including compensation, expenses, personnel, facilities and the like.
  • Law enforcement generally, including matters relating to public safety.
  • Sheriffs generally except matters affecting the sheriffs as ex officio tax collectors.
  • Clerks of court and records of the Courts.
  • National guard, Code of Military Justice and the Adjutant General.
  • Civil defense and disaster protection.
  • State and local government boundary lines.
  • Holidays and celebrations.
  • Regulations and sale of intoxicating liquors.
  • Miscellaneous matters not covered by other standing committees.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Judiciary Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (12)
Jeff Arnold, ChairFranklin Foil, Vice Chair
Ledricka ThierryNancy Landry
Helena MorenoBryan Adams
Patrick JeffersonSherman Mack
Randal GainesRobert Shadoin
Edward JamesJay Morris
John Bel EdwardsRaymond Garofalo
Chris Leopold
Mike Johnson
Patrick Connick
Joe Harrison
Chuck Kleckley, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (13)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)


Republican Party Republicans (10)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)

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