Health and Welfare Committee, Idaho State Senate

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The Health and Welfare Committee of the Idaho State Senate has nine members.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Idaho State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate and then approved by a majority vote of the chamber.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules

Membership

2013-2014

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

Health and Welfare Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (7)
Les BockLee Heider, Chair
Dan J SchmidtSheryl L. Nuxoll, Vice-chair
Patti Anne Lodge
Marv Hagedorn
Jim Guthrie
Fred S. Martin
Todd Lakey

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.

News

2010

  • The head of the committee, Sen. Patti Anne Lodge, worked with the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare (DHW) to ban the use of paper, folders, and binders for panel members in reviewing rules and statutes. The change was meant to save more than $5,000. Committee members were still allowed to bring paper notebooks into meetings, but the department no longer provided documents of rules in paper form and instead distributed files through electronic format.[4]

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