State Affairs Committee, Florida House of Representatives

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The State Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Florida House of Representatives. It was created with the 2011 session.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Florida House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Standing committees are assigned before each regular session and shall expire on August 1 of odd-numbered years or, at the adjournment of a special or extended session.[2] The Speaker shall appoint the chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of all standing committees and subcommittees. After the Speaker has appointed the committee and subcommittee members, the Minority Leader can name a Minority Conference member or ranking member of any committee, subject to the approval of the Speaker.[1] The Speaker can appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore or the Majority Leader to serve as an ex officio voting member on any committee or subcommittee.[3] A majority makes up a committee's quorum, but ex officio members are not counted for purposes of determining a quorum. [4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules 2012-2014

Function

Oversight Powers and Responsibilities of Standing Committees and Subcommittees:
(a) Each standing committee or subcommittee is authorized to exercise all powers authorized for committees pursuant to s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, to carry out oversight responsibilities within its respective subject matter jurisdiction. For purposes of this rule, the Speaker shall determine the subject matter jurisdiction of each committee or subcommittee.
(b) Select committees shall exercise committee powers authorized by s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, whenever specifically authorized in writing by the Speaker.
(c) Each committee or subcommittee shall exercise other oversight powers and responsibilities vested in the House whenever specifically authorized by the Speaker.
(d) Each committee or subcommittee shall conduct other business as directed by the Speaker.[5][6]

Membership

2013-2014

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

State Affairs Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (12)
Darryl Ervin Rouson, Democratic Ranking MemberSteve Crisafulli, Chair
Ricardo RangelJames Grant, Vice-chair
Linda StewartBen Albritton
Dwayne L. TaylorJim Boyd
James WaldmanJason Brodeur
Clovis Watson, Jr.Matt Caldwell
Neil Combee
Dane Eagle
Mike Fasano
Mike La Rosa
Jake Raburn
Ritch Workman

2011-2012

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

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