Education Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Education Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.
|“||To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.
Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.
The Education Committee studies "matters pertaining to elementary, secondary, and postsecondary education; the Kentucky Board of Education; the Department of Education; the powers and duties of local boards of education; state support of education; operation of school districts; conduct of schools; attendance; curriculum; pupil transportation; school property and buildings; teachers' qualifications, certification, and retirement; vocational education and rehabilitation; state universities and colleges; community colleges; regional education; and educational television. "
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Education Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (22)||Republican members (20)|
|• Carl Rollins, II||• Dewayne Bunch|
|• Linda Belcher||• John Carney|
|• Hubert Collins||• Jim DeCesare|
|• Leslie Combs||• C. Embry, Jr.|
|• Ted Edmonds||• William Farmer, Jr.|
|• Kelly Flood||• Donna Mayfield|
|• James Glenn, Jr.||• Ryan Quarles|
|• Derrick Graham||• Marie Rader|
|• Reginald Meeks||• Ben Waide|
|• Charles Miller||• Alecia Webb-Edgington|
|• Rick Nelson||• Addia Wuchner|
|• Ruth Palumbo||• Jill York|
|• Jody Richards||• Ken Winters|
|• Thomas Riner||• Jared Carpenter|
|• Rita Smart||• David Givens|
|• Wilson Stone||• Jimmy Higdon|
|• David Watkins||• Alice Kerr|
|• Walter Blevins||• Vernie McGaha|
|• Denise Angel||• Jack Westwood|
|• Gerald Neal||• Mike Wilson|
|• R.J. Palmer|
|• Johnny Ray Turner|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Education Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (20)||Republican members (9)|
|• Carl Rollins, II||• C. Embry, Jr.|
|• David Watkins||• Jim DeCesare|
|• James Glenn, Jr.||• John Carney|
|• Dottie Sims||• Alecia Webb-Edgington|
|• Jody Richards||• Addia Wuchner|
|• Wilson Stone||• Charles Siler|
|• Jeff Greer||• William Farmer, Jr.|
|• Charles Miller||• Marie Rader|
|• Tim Firkins||• Jill York|
|• Thomas Riner|
|• Reginald Meeks|
|• Linda Belcher|
|• Kent Stevens|
|• Derrick Graham|
|• Kelly Flood|
|• Harry Moberly, Jr.|
|• Rick Nelson|
|• Ted Edmonds|
|• Leslie Combs|
|• Hubert Collins|
- Subcommittee on Elementary and Secondary Education
- Subcommittee on Postsecondary Education
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Interim Committees," accessed January 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Education Committee," accessed January 31, 2014