Education Committee, Rhode Island State Senate

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The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Rhode Island State Senate.

Per Section 5 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Rhode Island State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Senators are appointed to standing committees every two years, with current incumbents serving until January 6, 2015. Each standing committee is made up of the President of the Senate, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate.[1] These three leaders are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights in all committees. Any vacancies that have occurred shall be filled by the President of the Senate.[2] The President of the Senate has the power to appoint the chair, vice chair and secretary among the membership of each committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013-- S 0378 Substitute A

Function

As outlined by the General Assembly, the committee's duties include: considering gubernatorial appointments referred to it by the senate, considering education bills and activity in executive state agencies, and making recommendations to the legislature. The committee is also tasked with oversight of the implementation of legislation and actions carried out by state and local agencies.[4]

Text

It shall be the duty of the committee on education to consider the appointments of the governor referred to it by the senate which require the advice and consent of the senate and all legislation and matters relating to student performance, governance, programming, teacher preparation and planning, as well as the work and operation of all state agencies regarding all levels of education, make findings, and recommend policy initiatives and other actions to the general assembly. The commission shall also exercise oversight in relation to the implementation of all legislation and grants of authority relating to all levels of public education in the state by all agencies, state and local, charged and empowered by the general assembly in relating to all levels of public education, to maintain oversight over the application, execution and operation of the laws within its jurisdiction and to consider such other matters as may be referred to it by the senate.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (1)Third-party members (1)
Hanna M. Gallo, ChairNicholas D. KettleEdward J. O'Neill
Louis P. DiPalma, Secretary
Harold M. Metts, Vice Chair
Elizabeth A. Crowley
Daniel DaPonte
Joshua Miller
Adam J. Satchell
James C. Sheehan

2011-2012

2009-2010

Committee votes

2014

The committee held the following votes in the 2014 session of Rhode Island General Assembly. The session began on January 7 and ended on June 23. The committee voted on 77 measures in the 2014 session. Of these 77 votes, 33 were recommendations regarding confirmations of appointments. The remaining 44 dealt with legislation. The committee recommended 27 bills for passage by the full Senate. The committee recommended that 17 bills be held for further study, nine were not later recommended for passage. Full details are included in the table below.

Committee votes in the 2014 session
Meeting date Issue Outcome summary Vote Details Status
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Lawrence E. Purtill as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 2 nays, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Kerry I. Rafanelli as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Jeffrey A. Williams as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Eva Marie Mancuso as chairperson of the State Board of Education Approved 6 yeas, 1 nay, 1 absent, 2 not voting Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Karin Forbes as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 1 nays, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate confirm Patrick Guida as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 1 nays, 1 absent, 1 not voting Details Appointed[7]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2791 Sub A Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2738 Sub A Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate pass H 7096 Sub B Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Approved in Senate[9]
June 20, 2014[6] Recommend that the Senate pass H 8204 Sub A Approved 8 yeas, 1 nay, 1 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Jeffrey A. Williams as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Thomas Izzo as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Amy Beretta as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Michael Bernstein as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 1 nay, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Jo Eva Gaines as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Dennis J. Duffy as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 1 nay, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Antonio Barajas as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 1 nay, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Lawrence E. Purtill as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 2 absent, 1 not voting Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Mathies J. Santos as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Colleen A. Callahan as an appointee to the Council on Elementary and Secondary Education Approved 7 yeas, 2 nays, 1 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm John J. Smith, Jr. as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 19, 2014[10] Recommend that the Senate confirm Judith Ouelette as an appointee to the Council on Post Secondary Education Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Christine Barnes Jenkins as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm William Croasdale as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Leah Williams Metts as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Alison Vareika as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm David M. Wax as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Katherine Quinn as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Lorraine A. Hynes as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend that the Senate confirm Robert H. Sloan, Jr as an appointee Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend passage of S 2012 Sub A Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.[9]
June 16, 2014[11] Recommend passage of S 2181 Sub A Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Alison Davis Maxell as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Cristina M. Amedeo as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Kenneth G. Findlay as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Rose Ellen A. Reynolds as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Rosita E. Hopper as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate confirm Thomas W. Viall as an appointee Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Appointed[7]
June 11, 2014[12] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2949 Sub A Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.
June 4, 2014[13] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2182 Sub A Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 4, 2014[13] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2183 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
June 4, 2014[13] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2950 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.
May 28, 2014[14] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2862 Sub A Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
May 28, 2014[14] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2947 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
May 28, 2014[14] Recommend that the Senate pass H 7602 in concurrence Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
May 21, 2014[15] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2058 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
May 21, 2014[15] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2947 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
May 21, 2014[15] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2949 Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.
May 21, 2014[15] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2950 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.
May 21, 2014[15] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2791 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Became S 2791 Sub A[9]
May 14, 2014[16] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2738 Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Became S 2739 Sub A[9]
May 7, 2014[17] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2059 Sub A Approved 7 yeas, 2 nays, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that S 2430 be held for further study Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Held[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that S 2431 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that S 2683 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2861 Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Approved in Senate[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that S 2862 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Became S 2862 Sub A[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2863 Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Approved in Senate[9]
April 30, 2014[18] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2864 Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Approved in Senate[9]
April 16, 2014[19] Recommend that S 2058 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Enacted[8]
April 16, 2014[19] Recommend that S 2059 be held for further study Approved 6 yeas, 4 absent Details Became S 2059 Sub A[9]
April 9, 2014[20] Recommend that S 2057 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held[9]
April 9, 2014[20] Recommend that S 2136 be held for further study Approved 6 yeas, 4 absent Details Held[9]
April 9, 2014[20] Recommend that S 2184 be held for further study Approved 6 yeas, 4 absent Details Held[9]
April 9, 2014[20] Recommend that S 2428 be held for further study Approved 6 yeas, 4 absent Details Held[9]
April 3, 2014[21] Recommend that the Senate confirm Dennis J. Duffy Approved 6 yeas, 6 absent Details Appointed[7]
April 3, 2014[21] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2185 Sub A Absent 6 yeas, 6 absent Details Held[9]
March 26, 2014[22] Recommend that S 2059 be held for further study Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Became S 2059 Sub A[9]
March 26, 2014[22] Recommend that S 2135 be held for further study Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Held[9]
March 26, 2014[22] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2185 Approved 9 yeas, 1 absent Details Held[9]
March 12, 2014[23] Recommend that S 2012 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held in House HEW Comm.[9]
March 12, 2014[23] Recommend that S 2181 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Because S 2181 Sub A[9]
March 12, 2014[23] Recommend that S 2433 be held for further study Approved 7 yeas, 3 absent Details Held[9]
March 12, 2014[23] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2432 Approved 6 yeas, 3 absent, 1 not voting Details Held in House Finance Comm.[9]
February 26, 2014[24] Recommend that the Senate pass S 2180 Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Approved in Senate[9]
February 26, 2014[24] Recommend that S 2182 be held for further study Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Became S 2182 Sub A[9]
February 26, 2014[24] Recommend that S 2183 be held for further study Approved 8 yeas, 2 absent Details Enacted[8]

See also

External links

References

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