Transportation Committee, Kentucky State Senate

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The Transportation Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Kentucky State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters relating to airports and aviation; boats and boating; licensing of motor vehicles; operators and trailers; financial responsibility law; nonresident motorists; motor vehicle sales; railroad rates,service and operating regulations; motor carriers; matters pertaining to the construction and maintenance of the state highway system; the Transportation Cabinet; state aid for local roads and streets; the state police; the Federal Highway Safety Law; turnpike authority; state and federal highways; limited access facilities; use of road bond monies; bill boards; automobile recyclers; highway beautification; bridges, tunnels and ferries; traffic regulations; vehicle equipment and storage; driver training schools.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Transportation Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (8)Third-party members (1)
Ray JonesErnie Harris, ChairBob Leeper
Morgan McGarveyJimmy Higdon, Vice-chair
Dorsey RidleyChris Girdler
Johnny Ray TurnerPaul Hornback
Albert Robinson
John Schickel
Brandon Smith
Whitney Westerfield

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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