Education Committee, Florida House of Representatives

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The Education Committee is a standing committee of the Florida House of Representatives. Prior to the 2011 session, it was known as the Education Policy Council.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Florida House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Standing committees are assigned before each regular session and shall expire on August 1 of odd-numbered years or, at the adjournment of a special or extended session.[2] The Speaker shall appoint the chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of all standing committees and subcommittees. After the Speaker has appointed the committee and subcommittee members, the Minority Leader can name a Minority Conference member or ranking member of any committee, subject to the approval of the Speaker.[1] The Speaker can appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore or the Majority Leader to serve as an ex officio voting member on any committee or subcommittee.[3] A majority makes up a committee's quorum, but ex officio members are not counted for purposes of determining a quorum. [4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules 2012-2014

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

Oversight Powers and Responsibilities of Standing Committees and Subcommittees:
(a) Each standing committee or subcommittee is authorized to exercise all powers authorized for committees pursuant to s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, to carry out oversight responsibilities within its respective subject matter jurisdiction. For purposes of this rule, the Speaker shall determine the subject matter jurisdiction of each committee or subcommittee.
(b) Select committees shall exercise committee powers authorized by s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, whenever specifically authorized in writing by the Speaker.
(c) Each committee or subcommittee shall exercise other oversight powers and responsibilities vested in the House whenever specifically authorized by the Speaker.
(d) Each committee or subcommittee shall conduct other business as directed by the Speaker.[5]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Education Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (7)Republican members (11)
Betty Reed, Democratic Ranking MemberH. Marlene O'Toole, Chair
Mark DanishElizabeth W. Porter, Vice-chair
Reggie FullwoodJanet Adkins
Joe SaundersMichael Bileca
Cynthia StaffordManny Diaz, Jr.
Victor TorresJames Grant
Carl ZimmermannTravis Hutson
Charles McBurney
Jeanette Nuñez
Keith Perry
Kathleen M. Peters

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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