Energy and Public Utilities Committee, Illinois State Senate

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The Energy and Public Utilities Committee (formerly the Energy Committee) is a standing committee of the Illinois State Senate.

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Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Illinois State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader. The President appoints the Chair, Vice-chair and remaining majority members, while the Minority Leader appoints the minority members. 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.

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2015 legislative session

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

Energy and Public Utilities Members, 2015
Democratic members (14)Republican members (7)
Mattie Hunter, ChairSue Rezin
Iris Martinez, Vice chairNeil Anderson
James ClayborneBill Brady
Thomas E. CullertonKaren McConnaughay
Gary ForbyMatt Murphy
Kimberly LightfordChris Nybo
Terry LinkDave Syverson
John G. Mulroe
Antonio Munoz
Michael Noland
Kwame Raoul
Martin Sandoval
Donne Trotter
Patricia Van Pelt Watkins


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


  • Subcommittee on Special Issues (EN)


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.


  • Readiness Committee
  • Transparency Committee

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