Pension Committee, Oklahoma State Senate
Per Section 7-2 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Oklahoma State Senate are assigned by the President Pro Tempore. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The President Pro Tempore shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Senate, the Majority Caucus members and the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee. The Minority Floor Leader shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Senate, the minority membership of all standing committees. Any vacancies that have occurred in any committees after members have been appointed will be filled by the President Pro Tempore or the Minority Floor Leader, as appropriate. The vacancy appointment will be subject to the approval of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and the Majority Floor Leader are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights of all standing committees.
See rules: Senate Rule 2013-2014
|“||Each legislative committee shall be responsible for the formulation of legislative programs and determination of nonlegislative matters within the jurisdiction prescribed by the President Pro Tempore; shall inquire into the administration and execution of all laws within the same jurisdiction; shall consider such proposals as may be submitted to the committee by the President Pro Tempore; and shall be responsible for the continuing codification of all laws within the prescribed jurisdiction.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Pension Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (2)||Republican members (6)|
|• Roger Ballenger||• Rick Brinkley, Chair|
|• Tom Ivester||• Corey Brooks, Vice-chair|
|• Patrick Anderson|
|• Cliff Branan|
|• Bill Brown|
|• Mike Mazzei|
- Oklahoma State Legislature, "Senate Rule 2013-2014," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 7-2)
- Oklahoma State Legislature, "Senate Rule 2013-2014," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 7-4)
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.