Judiciary Committee, Missouri House of Representatives
Per Rule 22 of the House Rules, standing, conference, interim and statutory committees in the Missouri House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House, with minority members of regular standing committees being appointed by the Minority Floor Leader. Special standing committees are appointed by the Speaker with input from the Minority Floor Leader on minority leadership. The Speaker is responsible for designating the number of members of each committee. Unless provided for by the act or resolution creating a committee, partisan balance of committee membership is to match partisan balance of the chamber as closely as possible, save for the Ethics Committee, which is to consist of an equal number of majority and minority members. The chair and vice-chair of each standing committee are appointed by the Speaker. The Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, floor leaders, assistant floor leaders and whips serve as ex officio members on all standing committees. The chair and a minority member of the Budget Committee serve as ex officio members on all Appropriations committees. Ex officio members do not hold voting power unless properly appointed.
|“||The Committee on Judiciary may consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it relating to the judicial branch of the State and the practices and procedures of the courts of this State, and on matters pertaining to civil and administrative laws and procedures, and on matters relating to the ethics of public officials.||”|
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 (7)|
|• Mike Colona||• Kevin Austin, Chair|
|• Kimberly Gardner||• Joe Don McGaugh, Vice-chair|
|• Gina Mitten||• Robert Cornejo|
|• Paul Fitzwater|
|• Shelley Keeney|
|• Mark Parkinson|
|• Kevin Corlew|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Judiciary Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (8)|
|• Susan Carlson||• Stanley Cox, Chair|
|• Michael Colona||• Kevin Elmer, Vice-chair|
|• Jason Kander||• Jason Barnes|
|• Chris Kelly||• Gary Fuhr|
|• Galen Higdon|
|• Mike Leara|
|• Nick Marshall|
|• Todd Richardson|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Judiciary Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (8)|
|• Rachel L. Bringer||• Bryan Stevenson, Chair|
|• Chris Kelly||• Stanley Cox, Vice-chair|
|• Jason Grill||• Timothy Flook|
|• Beth Low||• John Diehl, Jr.|
|• John P. Burnett||• Timothy Jones|
|• Michael Vogt||• Mike Leara|
|• Jason Smith|
|• Scott Lipke|
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013 (Rule 22)
- Missouri House of Representatives, "Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly," January 16, 2013. Accessed January 21, 2014 Rule 25(30)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.