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Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee, Delaware House of Representatives

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The Public Safety & Homeland Security Committee is a standing committee of the Delaware House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Delaware House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned at the beginning of each legislative session. [2] Any vacancies that have occurred will be filled by the Speaker of the House.[3] The Speaker shall appoint a chairperson of each committee, and may designate a vice-chairperson to act as the chairperson in the chairperson's absence.[4] Four members or a majority make up a committee's quorum. [5]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Resolution 3

Function

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

Each bill, resolution or other legislative matter assigned to a standing committee shall pass through a prescribed deliberative process before being brought to the floor of the House, unless it is sooner petitioned out of committee. Such deliberative process shall include regularly scheduled, pre-announced meetings whereby the committee or subcommittee, after notice to the Sponsor, makes time available for each formal Sponsor to explain the legislation and answer possible questions, considers an analysis of the proposed legislation and receives testimony from the general public.[6]

Members

2013-2014

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

Public Safety & Homeland Security Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (4)
John Mitchell, Jr., ChairRuth Briggs King
Michael Mulrooney, Vice ChairWilliam Outten
Gerald BradyStephen Smyk
William CarsonDavid L. Wilson
James Johnson
Edward Osienski
Melanie George Smith

2011-2012

2009-2010

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