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Banking and Insurance Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Banking and Insurance Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.

Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the president pro tempore, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader and three additional members appointed by the president pro tempore.[1] The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The president of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The president may appoint a senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.[3]

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Function

The Committee on Banking and Insurance, to which committee shall be referred all bills and other matters concerning: banks, banking, savings and loan associations, credit unions, and other financial institutions in this State, including the small loan business; and all bills and other matters concerning the business of insurance in Alabama, including bills and other matters relating to private pension and retirement systems. The Committee on Banking and Insurance shall not exceed 11 members.[4][5]

Membership

2015 legislative session

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

Banking and Insurance Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (10)
Linda ColemanSlade Blackwell, Chair
Quinton RossBill Holtzclaw, Vice chair
Henry SandersPaul Bussman
Bill Holtzclaw
Trip Pittman
Greg Reed
Paul Sanford
Shay Shelnutt
J. T. Waggoner
Tom Whatley

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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