Ways and Means Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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

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Per the House Rules, committees of the Louisiana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • Taxes and the raising of revenue.
  • Bonds and the bonding of revenue.
  • Issuance, payment or retirement of bonds.
  • Evidences of indebtedness.
  • State revenues, generally.
  • Revenue collection.
  • Assessors, their offices, salaries, expenses, compensation, and the like.
  • Parish tax collectors, their offices, salaries, experiences, compensation and the like.
  • Comprehensive state capital budget, prior to consideration by the Committee on Appropriations in accordance with House Rule 6.8(C).[4][5]


2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Ways and Means Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (12)
Patrick Williams, Vice ChairJoel Robideaux, Chair
Regina BarrowHenry Burns
Michael DanahayLowell Hazel
Robert JohnsonRichard Burford
Major ThibautFrank Hoffmann
Marcus HunterTaylor Barras
Mickey GuilloryTom Willmott
Harold RitchieLenar Whitney
Walt Leger, III, ex officioChris Broadwater
Julie Stokes
Eddie Lambert
Chuck Kleckley, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (12)

Democratic Party Democrats (9)


Republican Party Republicans (9)

Democratic Party Democrats (6)

Independent Independents (2)

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