State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, Arkansas House of Representatives

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The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee is a class B standing committee of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Arkansas House of Representatives are assigned by the Congressional District Caucuses. Each caucus selects five members for each committee, with the except of the District Two Caucus, which selects three members for each committee from within Pulaski County and two from without.[1] Committees are following each election.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker of the House serves as an "ex officio" member of any committee, but does not count towards quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to state government and state agencies, except where the subject matter relates more appropriately to another committee, proposed amendments to the Constitution of the State of Arkansas or the Federal government, election laws and procedures, Federal and interstate relations, similar legislation, and resolutions germane to the subject matter of the committee."[4]


2015 legislative session

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

State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (13)
Jeff R. WardlawNate Bell, Chair
John W. WalkerRichard Womack, Vice chair
Chris RicheyKelley Linck
Steve MagieMary P. Hickerson
Eddie Armstrong, IIICharlotte Vining Douglas
Mike HolcombJim Dotson
Camille BennettJosh Miller
Bob Ballinger
Jack Ladyman
Trevor Drown
Michelle Gray
Dwight Tosh
Lanny Fite




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