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Rules Committee, Vermont State Senate

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Vermont State Senate.

Per Section 6 of the Permanent Rules of the Vermont Senate, the President of the Senate, the President pro tempore, and one Senate-elected senator comprise the Committee on Committees.[1] The Committee on Committees appoints members to all committees of the Senate at the beginning of each biennial session.[1] The Senate reserves the right to overrule any appointment and immediately fill the vacancy.[1] The first and secondly named members of each committee are the chair and the vice-chair, respectively. Each committee appoints a clerk from its members at the first meeting.[2] The chair of each committee is responsible for scheduling committee meetings, and the clerk keeps a record of attendance to be delivered to the Secretary of State at the end of each session.[3][4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Permanent Rules of the Vermont Senate

Function

A committee on Rules, of five members, consisting of the President pro tempore, who shall be chair ex officio, and four other members, who shall propose, and to whom shall be referred matters relating to the rules and operation of the Senate. The committee on Rules may introduce such bills as may be requested by the Governor, which bills shall have indicated on them the appropriate state department or commission appertaining to such bill.[5][6]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (2)
John Campbell, ChairJoe Benning
Claire Ayer, Vice-chairWilliam Doyle
Philip Baruth
Richard Mazza

2011-2012

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

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