The Seniors, Families and Children Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate. It was known as the Seniors, Families and Pensions Committee before the 2015 session, when the former General Laws Committee took over responsibility for bills regarding pensions.
Per Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Missouri State Senate are appointed by the President Pro Tem. Committees are appointed after the adoption of the Senate Rules at the beginning of the two-year General Assembly. Committee membership is to be as equal to the partisan balance of the chamber as possible. The chair of a committee may appoint subcommittees with the committee's approval. The President Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader and the Minority Floor Leader are considered members of all standing and statutory committees ex officio, but do not having voting power in any unless appointed to it proper. Although not explicitly stated in the Senate Rules, the President Pro Tem has previously demonstrated a responsibility for filling vacancies in committees.
See rules: List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate
||The Committee on Seniors, Families and Children shall consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it concerning the preservation of the quality of life for senior citizens, nursing home and boarding home operations, alternative care programs for the elderly, and family and children’s issues. It shall also consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it concerning income maintenance, social services, and child support enforcement.
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 Missouri Senate, "List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate," accessed January 17, 2014Rule 25
- ↑ 2.0 2.1 Missouri Senate, "List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate," accessed January 17, 2014Rule 26
- ↑ Missouri Senate, "Capitol Briefing: Week of Jan. 13, 2014," accessed January 17, 2014Senators Appointed to Serve on Standing Committees
- ↑ Missouri Senate, "List of Members, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate," accessed March 20, 2015 Rule 28(14)
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.