The Government Operations & Reform Committee is a standing committee of the Michigan State Senate. Per Senate Rule 2.103, the committee is made up of five members.
Per Rule 1.105 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Michigan State Senate are appointed by the Majority Leader unless otherwise called for by the Senate. Committees are appointed at the beginning of every two-year legislative session. All appointments to standing committees and subcommittees made by the Majority Leader must be approved by the Senate. The Majority Leader shall make appointments of minority members from a list submitted by the Minority Leader; while the Majority Leader can partially reject the list, the Minority Leader shall submit other nominations. The first person named to a committee will serve as chair; the second will serve as majority vice chair, and all others shall rank in the order they were named. The first minority member named shall serve as minority vice chair. In the absence of the chair and the majority vice chair, the highest ranking member present will preside as acting chair. A committee member, but not a chairperson, who has been absent for a significant period of time may be replaced by the Majority Leader until he or she returns.
See rules: Senate Rules
||The Senate Committee on Government Operations is the committee to which nominations to office submitted by the Governor requiring advice and consent and all other executive business are referred. This committee also responds to questions relating to the interpretation and enforcement of Senate Rules concerning legislative conduct and rules.
2015 legislative session
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
- ↑ Michigan Senate, "Senate Rules," accessed January 22, 2014 Rule 2.103
- ↑ Michigan Senate, "Senate Rules," accessed January 22, 2014 Rule 1.105
- ↑ Michigan Senate, "Senate Rules," accessed January 22, 2014 Rule 2.105
- ↑ Michigan Legislature, "2013 Legislative Government Briefing Book," accessed January 22, 2014 p. 31
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.