Management Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives

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The Management Committee is a standing committee of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Per Rule 11A of the House Rules, the committee is made up of twelve members. The Speaker Pro Tempore and the Speaker serve as ex officio chair and an ex officio voting member, respectively. Two members from each congressional district are elected by a respective caucus of state representatives residing in such a district.[1]

Per Rule 60(4) of the House Rules, committees of the Mississippi House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House.[2] After the adoption of House Rules, committees are appointed according to legislators' preferences as well as seniority, abilities and geographic location.[3] Representatives are to submit a list of at least 10 committee preferences by 5 p.m. on the third calendar day of the legislative session following an election. A legislator who has served in the House less than four years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed two of his or her top seven preferences unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Commitees; one who has served for four or more years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed three of his or her first seven choices unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Committees.[2] Representatives are barred from serving on both the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees, and may serve on at least four standing committees.[4] The first person appointed to a committee is to serve as the chair, with the second serving as vice chair. A representative appointed to serve as chair or vice chair of a committee is barred from serving in either position on another committee.[5] The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve on the Rules and Management Committees ex officio.[6]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules


The Management Committee, in addition to its other responsibilities, shall perform the following duties:

(a) Conduct the business affairs of the House of Representatives;

(b) Investigate the feasibility of new and additional staff agencies and make recommendations to the House of Representatives;

(c) Assign such space in the Capitol or in such other buildings or parts thereof as may be reserved for the House of Representatives and have complete control, authority and jurisdiction over such rooms, chambers, offices and other areas. Any assignment of space shall be subject to change by the Management Committee. No other branch of the government, or a department or agency thereof, shall use any room, chamber, office or other area without specific written authorization from the Management Committee. The Management Committee is hereby authorized to delegate its powers with regard to any such room, chamber, office or other area in connection with the maintenance, repairing, construction, reconstruction and refurbishing thereof in such a manner as it deems advisable;

(d) Staff interim committees;

(e) Staff standing committees; and

(f) Continually assess ways and means to improve the organization, procedures, facilities and working conditions of the House of Representatives.[7][8]


2015 legislative session

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

Management Members, 2015
Democratic members (4)Republican members (8)
Credell CalhounGreg Snowden, Chair
Angela CockerhamRichard Bennett
John HinesPhilip Gunn
Willie Perkins, Sr.Rita Martinson
Margaret Rogers
Ray Rogers
Jerry Turner
Henry Zuber, III


Democratic Party Democrats (4)

Republican Party Republicans (8)


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