Natural Resources and the Environment Committee, Georgia State Senate

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The Natural Resources and the Environment Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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The Natural Resources and the Environment Committee addresses issues such as energy resources and development, including regulation, conservation, strategic reserves and standards; public lands and their renewable resources; surface mining, coal, oil, gas, and other mineral leasing; and water resources.[4][5]

Committee members


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

Natural Resources and the Environment Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (8)
Steve HensonRoss Tolleson, Chair
Freddie SimsRick Jeffares, Vice Chair
Curt ThompsonBill Cowsert
Frank Ginn
Steve Gooch
Tyler Harper
Jack Hill
Tommie Williams


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

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