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Natural Resources Committee, Louisiana State Senate

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The Natural Resources Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana State Senate.

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Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Louisiana State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President, President Pro Tempore and Parliamentarian serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


Legislative instruments and other matter referred to this committee shall encompass the following subject matter:[4]
  • Accretion, alluvion and dereliction of public and private lands
  • Conservation
  • Military parks and battlefields
  • Mineral lands and matters relating to thereof
  • Mineral resources and public lands
  • Mines and minerals and mineral codes
  • Natural resources generally
  • Ownership of minerals and mineral lands
  • Parks and recreation
  • Pipelines
  • Public lands
  • State boundary lines
  • Tidelands
  • Wildlife and Fisheries[5]


2015 legislative session

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

Natural Resources Members, 2015
Democratic members (0)Republican members (7)
Gerald Long, Chair
Rick Ward, Vice Chair
Jody Amedee
Norby Chabert
Patrick Cortez
Dan Morrish
R.L. Allain II


Republican Party Republicans (5)

Democratic Party Democrats (2)


Republican Party Republicans (7)

Democratic Party Democrats (1)


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