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Education and Health Committee, Virginia State Senate

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The Education and Health Committee of the Virginia State Senate has fifteen members.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Virginia State Senate are assigned by the majority caucus. The caucus submits a nominations report for all committees that must be approved by a majority vote of the chamber. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

A Committee on Education and Health, 15 Senators, to consider matters concerning education; human reproduction; life support; persons under disability; public buildings; public health; mental health; mental retardation and health professions.[3][4]

Membership

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2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Education and Health Members, 2015
Democratic members (7)Republican members (8)
Dick SaslawSteve Martin (Virginia), Chair
Louise LucasStephen Newman
Janet HowellRalph Smith
Mamie LockeJeffrey McWaters
George BarkerRichard Black (Virginia)
John Chapman "Chap" PetersenBill Carrico
Lynwood LewisThomas Garrett
John Cosgrove

2014 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

2012-2013

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session.

2010-2011

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2010 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18)
  2. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 20(e))
  3. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18(d))
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.