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State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate

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The State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Arkansas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arkansas State Senate are assigned by seniority. Starting with the most senior member, every senator chooses a committee. Once the most junior senator has choosen, everyone selects again in the same order. The President of the Senate then appoints additional senators to any committees with less than eight members.[1] If a replacement senator is elected by special election, the incoming senator assumes any committee responsibilities of the previous senator, but cannot serve as a Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson.[2] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[3] It is not stated what constitutes a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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Function

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, and similar legislation. The committee shall also have the responsibility of monitoring and making recommendations for periodic updating, modernizing, and revising the Code of Ethics for public officials."[4]

Members

2013-2014

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

State Agencies and Governmental Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Robert ThompsonEddie Joe Williams, Chair
David JohnsonJane English, Vice Chair
Bobby PierceGary Stubblefield
Jimmy Hickey, Jr.
Bryan King

2011-2012

2009-2010

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