Labor & Commerce Committee, Alaska State Senate
|Alaska State Senate|
Per the Uniform Rules, committees of the Alaska State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees is appointed by the President of the Senate and has five members including the President. Committees are assigned after each election. What constitutes a quorum for committees is not defined. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Uniform Rules
Per Uniform Rule 20-a, the Labor & Commerce Committee is to consider "the programs and activities of the Department of Labor and Workforce Development relating to the labor-management relations, industrial safety, unemployment compensation, and workers' compensation and the programs and activities of the Department of Commerce, Community, and Economic Development that do not primarily relate to local government or to government services or functions in the unorganized borough."
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Labor & Commerce Committee Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (3)|
|• Donald Olson||• Mike Dunleavy, Co-chair|
|• Johnny Ellis||• Peter Micciche, Vice-chair|
|• Bert Stedman|
|Labor & Commerce Committee Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (2)|
|• Dennis Egan, Chair||• Catherine A. Giessel|
|• Joe Paskvan, Vice-chair||• Linda Menard|
|• Bettye Davis|