Elementary and Secondary Education Committee, Missouri House of Representatives

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The Elementary and Secondary Education Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri House of Representatives.

Per Rule 22 of the House Rules, standing, conference, interim and statutory committees in the Missouri House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House, with minority members of regular standing committees being appointed by the Minority Floor Leader. Special standing committees are appointed by the Speaker with input from the Minority Floor Leader on minority leadership. The Speaker is responsible for designating the number of members of each committee. Unless provided for by the act or resolution creating a committee, partisan balance of committee membership is to match partisan balance of the chamber as closely as possible, save for the Ethics Committee, which is to consist of an equal number of majority and minority members. The chair and vice-chair of each standing committee are appointed by the Speaker. The Speaker, Speaker Pro Tem, floor leaders, assistant floor leaders and whips serve as ex officio members on all standing committees. The chair and a minority member of the Budget Committee serve as ex officio members on all Appropriations committees. Ex officio members do not hold voting power unless properly appointed.[1]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the House of Representatives - 97th General Assembly


The Committee on Elementary and Secondary Education may consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it relating to elementary and secondary education and life-long learning in this state, including teachers, financing, property, indebtedness and curriculum.[2][3]
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2015 legislative session

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

Elementary and Secondary Education Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (9)
Ira AndersKathryn Swan, Chair
Genise MontecilloBryan Spencer, Vice chair
Tommie PiersonSteve Cookson
Eric Burlison
Mike Cierpiot
Shamed Dogan
Tila Hubrecht
Rebecca Roeber
Becky Ruth


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

Elementary and Secondary Education Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (16)
Ira AndersSteve Cookson, Chair
Michael ButlerJay Barnes, Vice chair
Vicki EnglundKurt Bahr
Margo McNeilEric Burlison
Genise MontecilloMike Cierpiot
Judy MorganDoug Funderburk
Tommie PiersonElaine Gannon
Jeff RoordaElijah Haahr
Ron Hicks
Andrew Koenig
Mark Parkinson
Lyle Rowland
Dwight Scharnhorst
Bryan Spencer
Kathryn Swan
Mike Thomson


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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