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Public Utilities Committee, North Carolina House of Representatives

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The Public Utilities Committee is a standing committee of the North Carolina House of Representatives.

Per Section 26 of the House Rules, committees of the North Carolina House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Before assigning members of committees and subcommittees, The Speaker shall consult with the Minority to consider members' preferences.[2] The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The Speaker shall have the right to appoint the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee.[1] Vacancies in a committee or subcommittee may not be filled by the Speaker after April 15 except to fill vacancies caused by resignation, death, removal or the inability to serve.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Resolution 54


The function of the Public Utilities and Energy Committee is to vet all bills related to public utilities and energy before being taken up for a vote in the House.[4][5]



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

Public Utilities Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (12)Republican members (21)
Susi H. Hamilton, Vice ChairMike Hager, Chair
Kelly M. Alexander, Jr.Jerry C. Dockham, Vice Chair
Beverly M. EarleBryan R. Holloway, Vice Chair
Rosa U. GillRuth Samuelson, Vice Chair
Duane HallHarry Warren, Vice Chair
Edward Hanes, Jr.Dean Arp
Pricey HarrisonHugh Blackwell
Marvin W. LucasRick Catlin
Paul LuebkeJeff Collins
Rodney W. MooreNelson Dollar
Garland E. PierceJeffrey Elmore
Michael H. WrayMark W. Hollo
Julia C. Howard
Charles Jeter
Linda P. Johnson
Susan Martin
Chris Millis
Tim Moore
Dennis Riddell
Roger West
Chris Whitmire



External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 North Carolina State Legislature, "House Resolution 54," accessed January 28, 2014(Rule 26 (a))
  2. North Carolina State Legislature, "House Resolution 54," accessed January 28, 2014(Rule 26 (c))
  3. North Carolina State Legislature, "House Resolution 54," accessed January 28, 2014(Rule 26 (d))
  4. Information submitted by Rep. Mike Hager via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on January 29, 2014
  5. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.