Agriculture and Small Business Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives

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The Agriculture and Small Business Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Kentucky House of Representatives are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to crops, livestock, poultry and their marketing; disease control and warehousing;tobacco; stockyards; agricultural cooperatives and marketing associations; agriculture weights and measures; veterinarians; the State Fair; county fairs; all matters not specifically assigned to another committee relating to administrative, regulatory or operating issues which, because of their smaller size, uniquely impact small business.[3][4]



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

Agriculture and Small Business Members, 2013
Democratic members (15)Republican members (13)
Thomas McKee, ChairLynn Bechler, Vice-chair
Mitchel Denham, Jr., Vice-chairC. Embry, Jr., Vice-chair
Richard Henderson, Vice-chairRichard Heath, Vice-chair
Terry Mills, Vice-chairJim DeCesare
Wilson Stone, Vice-chairMyron Dossett
Johnny BellKim King
Will CourseyMichael Meredith
James Glenn, Jr.David Osborne
Derrick GrahamRyan Quarles
Martha KingBart Rowland
Sannie OverlySteven Rudy
Thomas RinerJonathan Shell
John ShortThomas Turner
Rita Smart
Susan Westrom


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


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

External links


  1. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 39)
  2. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 2)
  3. Kentucky State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Section 40-1)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.