Public Safety Committee, Arizona State Senate

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The Public Safety Committee (known as the Public Safety and Human Services Committee before 2013, when the Health and Human Services Committee was formed) is a standing committee of the Arizona State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arizona State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of members of a committee constitutes quorum.[3] The President is appointed as an "ex officio" member of every committee but cannot vote except on the committees that he or she chairs. The President may also vote if he or she is an appointed member of the Rules Committee.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules



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

Public Safety Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (4)
Ed AbleserChester Crandell, Chair
Barbara McGuireGail Griffin
Lynne PancraziAl Melvin, Vice Chair
Don Shooter


The following table reflects committee membership in the 2011 legislative session. In the 2012 session, Adam Driggs replaced Rick Murphy and took over the vice chairmanship.


The following table shows committee membership in the 2009 legislative session. In the 2010 session, Frank Antenori replaced Jay Tibshraeny, and David Braswell joined as Vice Chair.

External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 Arizona State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 16, 2014(Rule 2-I)
  2. Information submitted by Arizona Legislature's Webmaster via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 21.
  3. Arizona State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 16, 2014(Rule 7-B-7)