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Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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The Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs 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:
  • Local and municipal affairs generally.
  • City of New Orleans affairs.
  • Police juries.
  • Municipalities.
  • Forms of local government.
  • Municipal drainage, and sewerage and water districts.
  • Technical assistance to local governments.
  • Assistance to municipal and local governments.
  • Revenue of and taxation levied by local governments.
  • Employees of local governments.
  • Expenditures by local governments.
  • Local ordinances.
  • Intergovernmental relations.
  • State planning.
  • Economic development.
  • Political subdivision industrial inducement.
  • Economic development districts.
  • Urban planning.
  • Cultural affairs generally.
  • Parks.
  • State parks and recreational districts.
  • Military parks and battlefields.
  • Museums.
  • Preservation of historic landmarks and objects.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Municipal, Parochial and Cultural Affairs Members, 2015
Democratic members (12)Republican members (6)Third-party members (1)
Austin Badon, Jr., ChairTaylor BarrasTerry Brown
Robert Billiot, Vice ChairStephen Pugh
Michael DanahayTom Willmott
Dalton HonoreJohn Berthelot
Wesley BishopKenneth Havard
Stephen OrtegoChuck Kleckley, ex officio
Ebony Woodruff
Joseph Bouie
Barbara Norton
Roy Burrell
Regina Barrow
Walt Leger, III, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (7)

Independent Independents (1)

Democratic Party Democrats (12)


Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (11)

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