Ways and Means Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Ways and Means Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (dead link)


The Committee on Ways and Means is chief tax-writing committee in the House of Representatives. The Committee derives a large share of its jurisdiction from the state Constitution which declares, "All Bills for raising Revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives."[4][5]



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

Ways and Means Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (6)Republican members (23)
David KnightMickey Channell, Chair
Sharon Beasley-TeagueAllen Peake, Vice Chair
Bob BryantDavid Knight
Virgil FluddPaul Battles
Howard MosbyEllis Black
Mickey StephensJohn Carson
Ben Harbin
Brett Harrell
Penny Houston
Chuck Martin
Larry O'Neal
B.J. Pak
Don Parsons
Jay Powell
Matthew Ramsey
Tom Rice
Lynne Riley
Chuck Sims
Ron Stephens
Willie Talton
Wendell Willard
Terry England
Amy Carter


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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