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Transportation and Safety Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Transportation and Safety Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee State Senate.

Per Section 73 of the Senate Rules, all standing, special, and select committees of the Tennessee State Senate are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate.[1] In each standing committee, the Speaker of the Senate appoints one Chairman, one 1st Vice-Chairman, and one 2nd Vice-Chairman. The Speaker may also appoint a Chairman Emeritus at his or her discretion.[2] The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers.[1] The appointed chairmen of each standing committees are responsible for attendance roll call, and absences are to be reported to the Speaker of the Senate.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

Responsible for highways, roads and bridges; railroads; air, bus and vehicular transportation; rules and regulations for highway, railroad, and air use; common carriers, except by water; pipelines; motor vehicle regulations; public works; facilities in connection with and navigation of waterways, lakes and streams; and the Department of Safety.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Transportation and Safety Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Ophelia FordJim Tracy, Chair
Thelma HarperMae Beavers, 1st Vice-chair
Frank Niceley, 2nd Vice-chair
Janice Bowling
Stacey Campfield
Becky Duncan Massey
Steve Southerland

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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