Rules and Order of Business Committee, New Mexico House of Representatives

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The Rules and Order of Business Committee is a standing committee of the New Mexico House of Representatives.

Per Section 9.1 of the House Rules, committees of the New Mexico House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[1] The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The Speaker shall appoint a chairman of each committee after committees are assigned.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (2013)

Function

Per House Rule 9.2.1, the function of the Rules and Order of Business Committee is to investigate complaints of house members relating to violations in ethical conduct and issue advisory opinions and letters on the matter.[3][4] After receiving a written charge, the chairman of the committee will notify The Speaker, and the Majority Floor Leader and Minority Floor Leader, who will then select from the committee an equal number of members of each party to make up the subcommittee. The subcommittee of the Rules and Order of Business Committee will investigate the written charge.[5] If the subcommittee discovers that a violation has occurred, the subcommittee will recommend that the full committee initiate a formal hearing.[6][7]

Current Members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Rules and Order of Business Committee Members, 2015
Democratic members (8)Republican members (9)
Gail ChaseyPaul Bandy, Chair
George Dodge Jr.Cathrynn Brown, Vice-Chair
Brian Egolf, Jr.Alonzo Baldonado
Antonio MaestasZachary Cook
W. Ken MartinezKelly K. Fajardo
Patricia A. Roybal CaballeroLorenzo Larranaga
Nick SalazarSarah Maestas Barnes
Sheryl Williams StapletonDennis Roch
Don Tripp

2013-2014

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

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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