Small Business Development Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Small Business Development Committee is a committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

The Small Business Development Committee was formally known as the Special Committee on Small Business Development and Job Creation.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (dead link)


This committee is charged with drafting legislation that will enable the state's small businesses to flourish and create more jobs.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Small Business Development Members, 2015
Democratic members (10)Republican members (15)
James BeverlyDavid Knight, Chair
Roger BruceJohn David Pezold, Vice chair
Karla DrennerWesley E. "Wes" Cantrell
Virgil FluddAmy Carter
Michele HensonDavid Clark
Mack JacksonJohn Deffenbaugh
LaDawn JonesMike Dudgeon
Dar'shun KendrickBuddy Harden
Dexter SharperTom Kirby
Valencia StovallAllen Peake
Alan Powell
Paulette Rakestraw
Jason Shaw
David Stover
Steve Tarvin


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


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

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