Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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The Administration of Criminal Justice Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana House of Representatives.

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:
  • Administration of criminal justice generally.
  • Criminal law.
  • Code of criminal procedure and criminal procedure generally.
  • Rules of criminal evidence.
  • Controlled dangerous substance law and procedure.
  • Traffic offense and procedure.
  • Weapons and explosives.
  • Penal and correctional institutions and juvenile and adult rehabilitation.
  • Corrections.
  • Gambling, gaming, and wagering, with the exception of pari-mutuel wagering.


2015 legislative session

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

Administration of Criminal Justice Members, 2015
Democratic members (9)Republican members (8)Third-party members (1)
Helena Moreno, Vice ChairJoseph Lopinto, ChairTerry Brown
Barbara NortonLowell Hazel
Dalton HonoreFrank Howard
Terry LandrySteven Pylant
Ebony WoodruffValarie Hodges
Mickey GuilloryBryan Adams
Austin Badon, Jr.Sherman Mack
Roy BurrellChuck Kleckley, ex officio
Walt Leger, III, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (8)

Independent Independents (1)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)


Republican Party Republicans (5)

Independent Independents (1)

Democratic Party Democrats (11)

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