Natural Resources and Environment Committee, Kentucky General Assembly
The Natural Resources and Environment 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 Natural Resources and Environment Committee studies "matters pertaining to forestry; mining; fish and wildlife resources; soil and water conservation; flood control and water usage; drainage and irrigation; geology and water resources; waterways and dams; oil, gas and salt water wells; state and national parks; drainage districts; water pollution; air pollution; management of waste; protection of the environment; Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet."
The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.
|Natural Resources and Environment Members, 2011|
|Democratic members (11)||Republican members (12)||Third-party members (1)|
|• Jim Gooch, Jr.||• Stan Lee||• Bob Leeper|
|• Hubert Collins||• Tim Couch|
|• Keith Hall||• Tim Moore|
|• Reginald Meeks||• Marie Rader|
|• John Short||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Kevin Sinnette||• Jill York|
|• Fitz Steele||• Brandon Smith|
|• Ray Jones||• Joe Bowen|
|• Dorsey Ridley||• Ernie Harris|
|• Johnny Ray Turner||• Tom Jensen|
|• Robin Webb||• Katie Stine|
|• Robert Stivers|
The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.
|Natural Resources and Environment Members, 2009|
|Democratic members (8)||Republican members (6)|
|• Jim Gooch, Jr.||• Tim Moore|
|• Reginald Meeks||• Stan Lee|
|• Don Pasley||• Jim Stewart, III|
|• Fitz Steele||• Marie Rader|
|• Ancel Smith||• Tim Couch|
|• Keith Hall||• Jill York|
|• Hubert Collins|
|• Kevin Sinnette|
- Subcommittee on Regulated Utilities
- 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, "Natural Resources and Environment Committee," accessed January 31, 2014