The Executive Nominations Committee
is a standing committee
of the Maryland State Senate
. Per Senate Rules 18, 22A and 22B, the committee is made up of 19 members.
Per Senate Rule 18, committees in the Maryland State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate at the beginning of each session of the Maryland General Assembly. The President is responsible for appointing chairs and vice chairs, and referring bills and resolutions to a committee. The Senate may suspend the rules to consider a bill or resolution with reference to a committee, provided that each member is given a copy. A member of a standing committee whose main function is to consider legislation may not serve as a member of another such standing committee.
See rules: The text of the Senate rules is not available electronically, but can be found in the print version of the Senate Journal. Rules 18 and 33 have been reproduced for Ballotpedia by request, and can be found here. For more information, contact the Department of Legislative Services.
||The Executive Nominations Committee formed in January 1845.
For all appointments made by the Governor which require Senate advice and consent, the Committee reviews and interviews gubernatorial appointees. The Committee then reports its recommendations on those nominations to the Senate.