Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee, Indiana House of Representatives
The Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Committee is a standing committee of the Indiana House of Representatives. Created for the 2011 session, it was previously divided into the Commerce, Energy, Technology and Utilities Committee and the Small Business and Economic Development Committee.
Per the House Rules, committees of the Indiana House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House. Committees are assigned at the start of every term. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. Any bill's author, coauthor, sponsor or cosponsor may serve as an "ex officio" member of a committee while his or her bill is in consideration of that committee but may not vote.
See rules: House Rules
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
|Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Members, 2013|
|Democratic members (4)||Republican members (9)|
|• Christina Hale||• Mark Messmer, Chair|
|• Mara Candelaria Reardon||• Ben Smaltz, Vice-chair|
|• Robin Shackleford||• Steven Braun|
|• Rochelle VanDenburgh||• Wes Culver|
|• Tom Dermody|
|• Kathy Heuer|
|• Bob Morris|
|• Gerald Torr|
|• Cindy Meyer Ziemke|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Commerce, Small Business and Economic Development Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (6)||Republican members (7)|
|• Steven Stemler, Chair||• Mark Messmer, Vice-chair|
|• Scott Reske||• Bill Davis|
|• David Cheatham||• Wes Culver|
|• Nancy Dembowski||• Sue Ellspermann|
|• Mary Ann Sullivan||• Kathy Heuer|
|• Rochelle VanDenburgh||• Rebecca Kubacki|
|• Gerald Torr|