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Health and Human Services Committee, Georgia State Senate

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House Committees

The Health and Human Services Committee is a standing committee of the Georgia State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Function

The Health and Human Services Committee considers legislation that affects the conditions of safety regulations and healthcare 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]

Committee members

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 (4)Republican members (9)
Gloria ButlerRenee Unterman, Chair
Steve HensonChuck Hufstetler, Vice-chair
Lester JacksonDean Burke
Nan OrrockBill Cowsert
Judson Hill
G.M. "Greg" Kirk
William Ligon
David Shafer
Ben Watson

2013-2014

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

2011-2012

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

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