Administration Committee, Missouri State Senate

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The Administration Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate.

Per Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Missouri State Senate are appointed by the President Pro Tem.[1] Committees are appointed after the adoption of the Senate Rules at the beginning of the two-year General Assembly. Committee membership is to be as equal to the partisan balance of the chamber as possible.[2] The chair of a committee may appoint subcommittees with the committee's approval.[1] The President Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader and the Minority Floor Leader are considered members of all standing and statutory committees ex officio, but do not having voting power in any unless appointed to it proper.[2] Although not explicitly stated in the Senate Rules, the President Pro Tem has previously demonstrated a responsibility for filling vacancies in committees.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate


The Committee on Administration shall superintend and have sole and complete control of all financial obligations and business affairs of the senate, the assignment of offices and seats, and the supervision of certain designated employees. The committee shall be authorized to employ an administrator, who shall be provided with office space as designated by the committee. The administrator or the secretary of the senate may be authorized to act for the committee, but only in the manner and to the extent as may have previously been authorized by the committee with such authorization entered in the minutes of the committee. No voucher calling for payment from the contingent fund of the senate shall be drawn, nor shall any valid obligation exist against the contingent fund until the same shall have been approved by the committee or its administrator and be recorded in the minutes thereof. All vouchers must be signed by the chairman of the committee or the administrator, if so authorized. The committee or its administrator shall provide for the receiving and receipt of all supplies, equipment and furnishings purchased for the account of the senate, and the distribution thereof. The administrator shall keep a detailed running account of all transactions and shall open his records for inspection to any senator who so requests. All employees other than elected officials of the senate and employees of the individual senators, shall be selected by the committee, who shall control their tenure, set their compensation, assign their duties and exercise complete supervision over them. When necessary, the committee shall assign office space and seats in the senate chamber.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Administration Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (3)
Joe KeavenyTom Dempsey, Chair
Gina WalshRon Richard, Vice Chair
Mike Kehoe


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

Administration Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (3)
Jolie JustusTom Dempsey, Chair
Ryan McKennaRon Richard, Vice chair
Mike Kehoe


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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