Environmental Quality Committee, Louisiana State Senate

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The Environmental Quality Committee is a standing committee of the Louisiana State Senate.

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Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Louisiana State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] It is unclear when committees are assigned. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President, President Pro Tempore and Parliamentarian serve as "ex officio" members of every committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


Legislative instruments and other matter referred to this committee shall encompass the following subject matter:
  • Air quality
  • Environmental control and regulation generally
  • Hazardous waste regulation
  • Land pollution
  • Radiation regulation and control
  • Solid waste regulation
  • Water resources[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Environmental Quality Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Troy Brown, Vice ChairMike Walsworth, Chairman
David HeitmeierSherri Smith Buffington
A.G. Crowe
Dale M. Erdey
Dan Morrish


Republican Party Republicans (5)

Democratic Party Democrats (2)


Republican Party Republicans (6)

Democratic Party Democrats (1)


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