State Government, Oversight, and Reform Committee, Ohio State Senate (Decommissioned)

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The State Government, Oversight and Reform Committee (formerly, the Government Oversight Committee) was a standing committee of the Ohio State Senate. In 2015, this committee was changed to the Government Oversight and Reform Committee.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Ohio State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate. The rules do not give a specific date to which committees are assigned but committee appointments occur after the organization of the Senate.[1] The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair of each standing committee as well as a ranking minority member.[2] The Minority Leader can recommend minority membership and a ranking minority member for each committee.[1] The President can be substituted as a voting member on any standing committee. The Minority Leader shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of each committee, and at the Minority Leader's request, the President can substitute for the Minority Leader as a voting member on any committee.[2] A majority of members in a committee is considered quorum.[3]

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The Senate Government Oversight and Reform Committee promotes increased accountability, transparency and reform in the operation of state government offices and agencies.[4][5]

Committee members


State Government, Oversight and Reform Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (8)
Shirley A. Smith, Ranking Minority MemberDave Burke, Chair
Edna BrownJoe Uecker, Vice Chair
Michael J. SkindellKevin Bacon
Bill Coley
Frank LaRose
Larry Obhof
Bill Seitz
Chris Widener



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