Health and Human Services Committee, Georgia House of Representatives

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The Health and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Georgia House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A quorum is not defined in the rules. The President is not designated as an "ex officio" member of every committee. The Speaker, Speaker pro Tempore, Majority Leader and Majority Whip are all "ex officio" members of every committee, except the Speaker who is not an "ex officio" member of the Rules committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules (dead link)


This committee is responsible for legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and social services for the citizens of Georgia. This Committee also addresses the legal areas surrounding medical professionals as well as medicinal provisions.[4][5]


2015 legislative session

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

Health and Human Services Members, 2015
Democratic members (16)Republican members (20)Third-party members (1)
Karen BennettSharon Cooper, ChairE. Culver Kidd
James BeverlyRick Jasperse, Vice chair
Demetrius DouglasTimothy Barr
Karla DrennerBruce Broadrick
Spencer FryeMike Cheokas
J. Craig GordonValerie Clark
Michele HensonKatie Dempsey
Henry HowardBuddy Harden
Sheila JonesMatt Hatchett
Margaret KaiserLee Hawkins
Billy MitchellTrey Kelley
Howard MosbyB.J. Pak
Nikki RandallDon Parsons
Dexter SharperAllen Peake
Mickey StephensJesse L. Petrea
Pam StephensonJohn David Pezold
Jimmy Pruett
Carl Rogers
Barbara Sims
Joe Wilkinson


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.

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