Business and Commerce Committee, Oklahoma State Senate
Per Section 7-2 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Oklahoma State Senate are assigned by the President Pro Tempore. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The President Pro Tempore shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Senate, the Majority Caucus members and the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee. The Minority Floor Leader shall appoint, subject to the approval of the Senate, the minority membership of all standing committees. Any vacancies that have occurred in any committees after members have been appointed will be filled by the President Pro Tempore or the Minority Floor Leader, as appropriate. The vacancy appointment will be subject to the approval of the Senate. The President Pro Tempore and the Majority Floor Leader are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights of all standing committees.
See rules: Senate Rule 2013-2014
This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
|“||Each legislative committee shall be responsible for the formulation of legislative programs and determination of nonlegislative matters within the jurisdiction prescribed by the President Pro Tempore; shall inquire into the administration and execution of all laws within the same jurisdiction; shall consider such proposals as may be submitted to the committee by the President Pro Tempore; and shall be responsible for the continuing codification of all laws within the prescribed jurisdiction.||”|
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Business and Commerce Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (3)||Republican members (8)|
|• Jerry Ellis||• Dan Newberry, Chair|
|• Earl Garrison||• Anthony Sykes, Vice-chair|
|• Jabar Shumate||• Patrick Anderson|
|• Harry Coates|
|• Brian Crain|
|• Nathan Dahm|
|• John Ford|
|• Ron Sharp|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Business and Commerce Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (7)|
|• Charlie Laster||• Dan Newberry, Chair|
|• Charles Wyrick||• David Holt, Vice-chair|
|• Judy Eason McIntyre||• Rick Brinkley|
|• Jerry Ellis||• Harry Coates|
|• Kim David|
|• John Ford|
|• Jim Halligan|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Business and Commerce Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (5)|
|• Tom Adelson||• Harry Coates, Chair|
|• Sean Burrage||• Dan Newberry, Vice-chair|
|• Debbe Leftwich||• Randy Brogdon|
|• Andrew Rice||• David Myers|
|• Steve Russell|