Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee, Kentucky General Assembly

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The Veterans, Military Affairs & Public Protection Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.

To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.

Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.[1][2]


The Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Committee studies "matters pertaining to military affairs and civil defense; national guard; veterans; retention of military bases; veterans' rights, benefits, and education; veterans' nursing homes; military memorials and cemeteries; safety of citizens and security of public buildings and property; fire prevention and protection; foods, drugs, and poisons; pure foods and drugs; trailer park regulations; hotel and restaurant regulations as they pertain to public health; sanitation plants; and garbage and refuse disposal."[3]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership for the 2015 legislative session.

Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Protection Members, 2015
Democratic members (19)Republican members (21)
Will Coursey, Co-ChairAlbert Robinson, Co-Chair
Julian CarrollRobert Benvenuti III
Perry ClarkTim Couch
Thomas BurchRonald Crimm
Gerald NealDonna Mayfield
Lawrence ClarkRegina Bunch
Leslie CombsDavid Floyd
Denver "Denny" ButlerTim Moore
James Glenn, Jr.C.B. Embry, Jr.
Jeff GreerErnie Harris
Martha KingStan Humphries
James Gooch, Jr.Chris McDaniel
Terry MillsCarroll Gibson
Rick NelsonWhitney Westerfield
Dean SchamoreDan Seum
Thomas RinerMax Wise
Rita SmartMike Wilson
John TilleyMyron Dossett
Dennis ParrettKenny Imes
David Meade
Russell Webber


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


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

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