Reapportionment Committee, Alabama State Legislature

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The Reapportionment Committee is a permanent joint interim committee of the Alabama State Legislature.

The Code of Alabama outlines how committees of the Alabama State Legislature are assigned. Some are assigned by the leaders of either chamber, while others are composed of specific leaders and committee chairs.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Code of Alabama

Function

The committee shall make a continuous study of the reapportionment problems in Alabama seeking solutions thereto, and shall seek expertise, when deemed necessary, from among knowledgeable state officials and employees, academic personnel and others involved in demographic studies and other census matters.[2][3]

Membership

Except during the quadrennium in which the United States census is released and the Legislature is actually involved with the reapportionment process, the committee shall be composed of six members appointed during the organizational session of each quadrennium to serve each quadrennium as follows: Three members of the Senate to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor and three members of the House to be appointed by the Speaker of the House.

The committee members shall select from among its numbers a Senator and a member of the House of Representatives to serve as co-chairpersons for the quadrennium to preside over meetings of the committee. Whenever the Legislature is not in regular or special session, each member of the committee shall be entitled to his usual legislative pay, travel expenses and per diem for each day he spends in attending any such meeting or conducting business of the committee within or without the state.

In those quadrenniums in which the United States official decennial census is released and while the Legislature is actually involved in the reapportionment process, the committee shall be composed of 22 members as follows: One member of the House of Representatives from each congressional district, four members of the House of Representatives at-large to be appointed by the Speaker of the House and one member of the Senate from each congressional district, four members of the Senate at-large, to be appointed by the Lieutenant Governor. Upon the completion of the reapportionment process, the committee composition shall revert to the six member committee provided in subsection (b) hereof.[4][3]

2011-2012

Senators

Republican Party Republicans (9)

Democratic Party Democrats (2)

Representatives

The House Members of the Committee will be posted when appointed by the Speaker of the House.

External links

References

  1. Alabama State Legislature, "Code of Alabama," accessed January 28, 2014(Section 29-2)
  2. Alabama State Legislature, "Code of Alabama," accessed January 28, 2014(Section 29-2-52)
  3. 3.0 3.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  4. Alabama State Legislature, "Code of Alabama," accessed January 28, 2014(Section 29-2-51)