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State Affairs Committee, Alaska State Senate

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The State Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Alaska State Senate.

Per the Uniform Rules, committees of the Alaska State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees. The Committee on Committees is appointed by the President of the Senate and has five members including the President. Committees are assigned after each election.[1] What constitutes a quorum for committees is not defined. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Uniform Rules


Per Uniform Rule 20-a, the State Affairs Committee is to consider "programs and activities of the Office of the Governor and the Departments of Administration, Military and Veterans' Affairs, Corrections, and Public Safety, and programs and activities of the Department of Transportation and Public Facilities relating to public facilities."[2]



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

State Affairs Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (1)Republican members (4)
Bill WielechowskiFred Dyson, Chair
Cathy Giessel, Vice-chair
John Coghill
Bert Stedman



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