Government Operations Committee, Tennessee State Senate

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The Government Operations Committee is a standing committee of the Tennessee State Senate.

Per Section 73 of the Senate Rules, all standing, special, and select committees of the Tennessee State Senate are appointed by the Speaker of the Senate.[1] In each standing committee, the Speaker of the Senate appoints one Chairman, one 1st Vice-Chairman, and one 2nd Vice-Chairman. The Speaker may also appoint a Chairman Emeritus at his or her discretion.[2] The Speaker considers the abilities, preferences, seniority of members, and the political party representation in the House when appointing committees and committee officers.[1] The appointed chairmen of each standing committees are responsible for attendance roll call, and absences are to be reported to the Speaker of the Senate.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Temporary Rules of Order

Function

Responsible for legislation concerning the creation of new departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government; the reauthorization of existing departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government; licensing and/or certification of occupational and/or professional groups; and review of regulations promulgated by Tennessee departments, commissions, boards or agencies.[4][5]

Membership

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Government Operations Members, 2014
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Thelma HarperMike Bell, Chair
Jim KyleFerrell Haile, 1st Vice-chair
John Stevens, 2nd Vice-chair
Janice Bowling
Rusty Crowe
Becky Duncan Massey
Jim Summerville

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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