Transportation Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Transportation Committee is an interim joint committee of the Kentucky General Assembly.
|“||To provide a continuity of study and action between sessions, interim joint committees are formed from the standing committees of both houses. For instance, the Education Committee of the Senate and the Education Committee of the House become the Interim Joint Committee on Education after the regular session.
Interim committees, besides discussing and studying issues in-depth, draft and approve bills for prefiling for the next regular session. This enables bills to be introduced at the beginning of the session and standing committees to become active immediately. All interim committees, which are actually subcommittees of the Legislative Research Commission (LRC), are open to the public and the press so the people have an opportunity to express views on areas the proposed legislation will affect.
The Transportation Committee studies "matters relating to airports and aviation; boats and boating; licensing of motor vehicles; operators and trailers; financial responsibility law; nonresident motorists; motor vehicle sales; railroad rates, service, and operating regulations; motor carriers; matters pertaining to the construction and maintenance of the state highway system; the Department of Transportation; state aid for local roads and streets; the State Police; the Federal Highway Safety law; turnpike authority; state and federal highways; limited access facilities; use of road bond moneys; automobile recyclers; highway beautification; bridges, tunnels, and ferries; traffic regulations; vehicle equipment and storage; and driver training schools."
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Transportation Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (21)||Republican members (19)||Third-party members (1)|
|• Hubert Collins||• Tim Couch||• Bob Leeper|
|• John Arnold, Jr.||• Jim DeCesare|
|• Linda Belcher||• David Floyd|
|• Leslie Combs||• Donna Mayfield|
|• Will Coursey||• Lonnie Napier|
|• Keith Hall||• Marie Rader|
|• Richard Henderson||• Steven Rudy|
|• Melvin Henley||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Jimmie Lee||• Thomas Turner|
|• Charles Miller||• Alecia Webb-Edgington|
|• Terry Mills||• Addia Wuchner|
|• Rick Nelson||• Ernie Harris|
|• Tanya Pullin||• David Givens|
|• Steven Riggs||• Jimmy Higdon|
|• John Short||• Paul Hornback|
|• Arnold Simpson||• John Schickel|
|• Fitz Steele||• Brandon Smith|
|• David Watkins||• Damon Thayer|
|• Ray Jones||• Mike Wilson|
|• Tim Shaughnessy|
|• Johnny Ray Turner|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Transportation Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (18)||Republican members (8)|
|• Hubert Collins||• Jim DeCesare|
|• Melvin Henley||• Lonnie Napier|
|• Will Coursey||• David Floyd|
|• John Arnold, Jr.||• Sal Santoro|
|• Eddie Ballard||• Alecia Webb-Edgington|
|• David Watkins||• Thomas Turner|
|• Jimmie Lee||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Charles Miller||• Tim Couch|
|• Steven Riggs|
|• Linda Belcher|
|• Arnold Simpson|
|• Richard Henderson|
|• Fitz Steele|
|• Rick Nelson|
|• Ancel Smith|
|• Keith Hall|
|• Leslie Combs|
|• Tanya Pullin|
- Subcommittee on Kentucky Waterways
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Interim Committees," accessed January 31, 2014
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
- Kentucky State Legislature, "Transportation Committee," accessed January 31, 2014