Insurance and Commerce Committee, Arkansas House of Representatives

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The Insurance and Commerce Committee is a class B standing committee of the Arkansas House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Arkansas House of Representatives are assigned by the Congressional District Caucuses. Each caucus selects five members for each committee, with the except of the District Two Caucus, which selects three members for each committee from within Pulaski County and two from without.[1] Committees are following each election.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The Speaker of the House serves as an "ex officio" member of any committee, but does not count towards quorum.[3]

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The Insurance and Commerce Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to banks and banking, savings and loan associations, stock, bonds, and other securities, securities dealers, insurance, public utilities, partnerships and corporations, home mortgage financing and housing, similar legislation and resolutions germane to the subject matter of the committee."[4]



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

Insurance and Commerce Members, 2013
Democratic members (11)Republican members (10)
Tommy Wren, ChairRobert Dale, Vice Chair
James WordJames Word
Mark PerryLes Carnine
Darrin WilliamsTerry Rice
Henry Wilkins, IVJonathan Barnett
Marshall WrightStephanie Malone
John T. VinesDavy Carter
Fredrick LoveMark Biviano
Reginald MurdockCharlie Collins
Jeff R. WardlawJoe Farrer
Harold Copenhaver



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