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Civil Law and Procedure Committee, Louisiana House of Representatives

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The Civil Law and Procedure 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:
  • Matters encompassed by the Civil Code and Civil Code Ancillaries, including, without limitation, matters affecting persons generally, marriage, divorce and matters of family law, tutorship and curatorship, things generally, use and usufruct, servitudes, successions, donations, obligations generally, extinction of obligations, delicts and quasidelicts, matrimonial agreements, sales and leases, and prescription.
  • Code of Civil Procedure, and civil procedure generally.
  • Rules of civil law evidence.
  • Notaries public and their records.
  • Mineral Code.
  • Trust Code.
  • Questions of constitutional rights--civil.
  • Proposed amendments to the state constitution, after initial consideration in committee of subject matter, if different from Civil Law and Procedure.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Civil Law and Procedure Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Neil Abramson, ChairNancy Landry, Vice Chair
Patrick JeffersonGregory Miller
Randal GainesClay Schexnayder
Alfred WilliamsRaymond Garofalo
Joseph BouieMike Johnson
John Bel EdwardsMike "Pete" Huval
Walt Leger, III, ex officioCameron Henry
Chuck Kleckley, ex officio


Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)


Republican Party Republicans (11)

Democratic Party Democrats (3)

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