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Public Safety Committee, Georgia State Senate

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House Committees

The Public Safety 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.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

All legislation concerning the maintenance of the security and well-being of Georgia's citizens from physical violence or danger will be assigned to the Public Safety Committee. Additionally, the committee handles most legislation related to the licensing of drivers and safety on Georgia's roads.[4][5]

Committee members

2015 legislative session

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

Public Safety Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (4)
Harold V. Jones IITyler Harper, Chair
Valencia SeayJohn Albers, Vice-chair
Ben Watson
Michael E. Williams

2013-2014

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

2011-2012

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

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References

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