Legislative Council, Arkansas General Assembly

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Joint Committees

Legislative Council
ALC-JBC Budget Hearings
Academic Facilities Oversight
Advanced Communications and Information Technology
Lottery Commission Legislative Oversight
Game and Fish Commission Oversight
Boys StateCode Revision Commission
Community Services Oversight and Planning Council
Economic and Tax Policy
Electronic Records Study Commission
Joint EnergyGirls State
Governor's Emergency Fund Review
Joint Budget
Joint Committee on Educational Facilities
Joint Performance Review
Legislative Facilities
Legislative Joint Auditing
Legislative Printing Requirements and Specifications
Public Retirement and Social Security Programs
Public School and School Motor Vehicle Insurance Advisory
Rural Fire Departments Study

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House Committees
The Legislative Council is a standing committee of the Arkansas General Assembly.


The Legislative Council is the supervisory committee for the Bureau of Legislative Research, the Council coordinates the activities of the various interim committees and through the various committees provides legislative oversight of the executive branch of government.[1][2]


The Council consists of 36 regular members which is composed of 20 House members and 16 Senators. In addition there are 24 ex-officio voting members and 5 ex-officio non-voting members.[3][2]

2015 legislative session

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

Legislative Council Senate Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (21)
David Johnson (Arkansas legislator)Bill Sample, Chair
Joyce ElliottTerry Rice, Vice chair
Uvalde LindseyMissy Thomas Irvin
Stephanie FlowersRonald Caldwell
Bruce MalochJohn Cooper (Arkansas)
Larry TeagueScott Flippo
Linda Pondexter ChesterfieldJason Rapert
Keith IngramJeremy Hutchinson
Bobby PierceCecile Bledsoe
Jon Woods
Bart Hester
Alan Clark
Gary Stubblefield
Jonathan Dismang
Terry Rice
Jane English
Jimmy Hickey, Jr.
Bryan King
Bill Sample
Jim Hendren
David J. Sanders
Legislative Council House Members, 2015
Democratic members (10)Republican members (10)
Marshall WrightDavid L. Branscum, Chair
James RatliffMark Lowery, Vice chair
Scott BaltzLanny Fite
Chris RicheyDavid Meeks
Greg LedingJosh Miller
George McGillJoe Farrer
Jeff R. WardlawKelley Linck
Sheilla E. LampkinGary Deffenbaugh
Betty OverbeyBob Ballinger
David FieldingNate Bell


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



External links


  1. Arkansas State Legislature, "Arkansas Legislative Council," accessed February 5, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Arkansas State Legislature, "Arkansas Legislative Council," accessed February 5, 2014