Rules Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Rules Committee is a select committee of the Tennessee State Senate.

Per Section 73 of the Senate Rules, all standing, special, and select committees of the Tennessee State Senate are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate.[1] In each standing committee, the Speaker of the Senate appoints one Chairman, one 1st Vice-Chairman, and one 2nd Vice-Chairman. The Speaker may also appoint a Chairman Emeritus at his or her discretion.[2] The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers.[1] The appointed chairmen of each standing committees are responsible for attendance roll call, and absences are to be reported to the Speaker of the Senate.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

Responsible for recommending modification of the Senate Rules to the Senate.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (3)
Douglas Henry, 2nd Vice-chairMark Norris, Chair
Jim KyleRandy McNally, 1st Vice-chair
Bo Watson

2011-2012

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

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