Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee, Louisiana State Senate

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The Senate & Governmental Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Louisiana State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President, President Pro Tempore and Parliamentarian serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

Legislative instruments and other matter referred to this committee shall encompass the following subject matter:[4]

  • Affairs of the Senate
  • Appointments which require confirmation by the Senate
  • Apportionment for public officials and governing authorities
  • Assignment of space in state buildings, including space for Senate and legislative needs
  • Capitol building and all other buildings for state government services in the state capital, including capitol parking
  • Classified and unclassified service for public employees
  • Creation of all legislative committees and proposals for interim studies by committees
  • Election, state political parties and their committees and offices, procedure and other matters relating to elections
  • Employees of the Senate
  • Expenditures of funds by the Legislature
  • Governmental ethics
  • Intergovernmental relations between the state and the United States or other states
  • Legislative auditor
  • Legislative Fiscal Officer
  • Lobbying and lobbyists
  • Maintenance and care of capitol compex building
  • Rules and procedures of the Senate and the Legislature
  • Rules or laws enacted to reorganize the legislative or executive branches of government
  • Services of or for the Senate and/or its committees and members

Membership

2012-2013

Republican Party Republicans (6)

Democratic Party Democrats (3)

2010-2011

Republican Party Republicans (6)

Democratic Party Democrats (4)

2008-2009

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