Rules Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

This committee oversees the flow of legislation from passage in committee and making the determination of what bills should be debated and voted on the House floor. Also included in that task is the approval of guests who are invited into the chambers of the House of Representatives to be recognized.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Rules Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (28)
Stacey AbramsJohn Meadows, Chair
Karla DrennerRich Golick, Vice Chair
Carolyn HugleyRichard H. Smith
Mack JacksonTommy Benton
Calvin SmyreDavid Casas
Al WilliamsMickey Channell
Sharon Cooper
Katie Dempsey
Earl Ehrhart
Gerald Greene
Mark Hamilton
Jan Jones
Edward Lindsey
Greg Morris
Larry O'Neal
Butch Parrish
Allen Peake
Alan Powell
Matthew Ramsey
Tom Rice
Jay Roberts
Ed Setzler
Donna Sheldon
Barbara Sims
Lynn Smith
Ron Stephens
Tom Weldon, Jr.
Wendell Willard

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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