Commerce and Labor Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Commerce and Labor Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee State Senate.

Per Section 73 of the Senate Rules, all standing, special, and select committees of the Tennessee State Senate are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate.[1] In each standing committee, the Speaker of the Senate appoints one Chairman, one 1st Vice-Chairman, and one 2nd Vice-Chairman. The Speaker may also appoint a Chairman Emeritus at his or her discretion.[2] The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers.[1] The appointed chairmen of each standing committees are responsible for attendance roll call, and absences are to be reported to the Speaker of the Senate.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

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Responsible for legislation concerning commerce, insurance, and agriculture. The Committee also has jurisdiction over legislation concerning banking and lending institutions; communications; regulation and licensing of occupations; protections of trade and commerce against unlawful restraints and monopolies; corporations; labor and industrial relations; consumer affairs and consumer protection; and unemployment compensation.[4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Commerce and Labor Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Charlotte Burks, 2nd Vice-chairJack Johnson, Chair
Reginald TateMark Green, 1st Vice-chair
Dolores Gresham
Steve Southerland
Jim Tracy
Bo Watson
Ken Yager

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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