Rules Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives
The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Per Rule 11 of the House Rules, the committee is made up of 13 members. The Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tempore serve as voting member ex officio. The Speaker selects an at-large member, and a caucus of state representatives from each congressional district elects two members.
Per Rule 60(4) of the House Rules, committees of the Mississippi House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House. After the adoption of House Rules, committees are appointed according to legislators' preferences as well as seniority, abilities and geographic location. Representatives are to submit a list of at least 10 committee preferences by 5 p.m. on the third calendar day of the legislative session following an election. A legislator who has served in the House less than four years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed two of his or her top seven preferences unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Commitees; one who has served for four or more years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed three of his or her first seven choices unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Committees. Representatives are barred from serving on both the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees, and may serve on at least four standing committees. The first person appointed to a committee is to serve as the chair, with the second serving as vice chair. A representative appointed to serve as chair or vice chair of a committee is barred from serving in either position on another committee. The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve on the Rules and Management Committees ex officio.
See rules: House Rules
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
|Rules Members, 2015|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (9)|
|• Edward Blackmon, Jr.||• Mark Formby, Chair|
|• Gregory Holloway||• Charles Beckett|
|• Rufus Straughter||• Gary Chism|
|• Joseph Warren||• Andy Gipson|
|• Philip Gunn|
|• Mac Huddleston|
|• John Moore|
|• John Read|
|• Greg Snowden|
- Joseph Warren Chair
- Bryant Clark Vice Chair
- William McCoy
- Wanda Jennings
- Warner McBride
- Edward Blackmon, Jr.
- John Moore
- Walter Robinson, Jr.
- James Evans
- Elton Gregory Snowden
- Mark Formby
- John Read
- Joseph Compretta
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 3, 2014 Rule 11
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(4))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(5))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(2))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 61)
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rules 10(5), 11 and 11A)
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