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Local & Federal Affairs Committee, Florida House of Representatives

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The Local & Federal Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Florida House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Florida House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Standing committees are assigned before each regular session and shall expire on August 1 of odd-numbered years or, at the adjournment of a special or extended session.[2] The Speaker shall appoint the chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of all standing committees and subcommittees. After the Speaker has appointed the committee and subcommittee members, the Minority Leader can name a Minority Conference member or ranking member of any committee, subject to the approval of the Speaker.[1] The Speaker can appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore or the Majority Leader to serve as an ex officio voting member on any committee or subcommittee.[3] A majority makes up a committee's quorum, but ex officio members are not counted for purposes of determining a quorum. [4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules 2012-2014

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Oversight Powers and Responsibilities of Standing Committees and Subcommittees:
(a) Each standing committee or subcommittee is authorized to exercise all powers authorized for committees pursuant to s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, to carry out oversight responsibilities within its respective subject matter jurisdiction. For purposes of this rule, the Speaker shall determine the subject matter jurisdiction of each committee or subcommittee.
(b) Select committees shall exercise committee powers authorized by s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, whenever specifically authorized in writing by the Speaker.
(c) Each committee or subcommittee shall exercise other oversight powers and responsibilities vested in the House whenever specifically authorized by the Speaker.
(d) Each committee or subcommittee shall conduct other business as directed by the Speaker.[5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Local & Federal Affairs Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (11)
Daphne CampbellEduardo Gonzalez, Chair
Randolph BracyRay Pilon, Vice-chair
Dwight Richard DudleyClay Ingram
Bobby PowellMike La Rosa
Sharon PritchettMaryLynn Magar
Ricardo RangelGeorge Moraitis
Jose Javier RodriguezHolly Merrill Raschein
David Santiago
Jimmie Smith
Charlie Stone
Charles Van Zant

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