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Governmental Affairs Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Governmental Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.

Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the president pro tempore, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader and three additional members appointed by the president pro tempore.[1] The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The president of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The president may appoint a senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The Committee on Governmental Affairs, to which committee shall be referred bills and other matters concerning the organization and operation of state government and the organization and government of any incorporated municipality in the State of Alabama and matters relating to the organization and government of counties in Alabama. The Committee on Governmental Affairs shall not exceed 11 members.[4][5]

Membership

2015 legislative session

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

Governmental Affairs Members, 2015
Democratic members (2)Republican members (9)
Linda ColemanJimmy Holley, Chair
Priscilla DunnDick L. Brewbaker
Paul Bussman
Rusty Glover
Arthur Orr
Paul Sanford
Clay Scofield
Shay Shelnutt
Phil Williams

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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