Rules Committee, Kentucky House of Representatives

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Kentucky House of Representatives are assigned by the Committee on Committees. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

There shall be a Rules Committee composed of the Speaker of the House, the Speaker Pro Tempore, the Majority Floor Leader, the Majority Caucus Chair, the Majority Whip, the Minority Floor Leader, the Minority Caucus Chair, the Minority Whip, and not less than nine nor more than eighteen members appointed by the Committee on Committees. All bills and resolutions having been reported out of the committee to which referred and having received their second reading shall be referred to the Rules Committee. The Rules Committee may refer any bill or resolution before it back to a standing committee. If a bill which includes incarceration as a possible penalty has been received by the Rules Committee from a standing committee other than the Committee on Judiciary, the bill shall be referred to the Committee on Judiciary. No bill or resolution shall be referred back by the Rules Committee on more than one occasion. All meetings of the Rules Committee shall be open. No bill may be kept in Rules Committee for longer than five legislative days. Within that time, each bill must be reported to the floor or referred back to a standing committee[3][4]

Membership

2013-2014

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

Rules Members, 2013
Democratic members (15)Republican members (7)
Gregory Stumbo, ChairJulie Adams
Rocky AdkinsJohn Carney
John Arnold, Jr.Bob DeWeese
Lawrence ClarkJeffrey Hoover
Joni JenkinsDavid Osborne
Jimmie LeeSteven Rudy
Sannie OverlyThomas Turner
Ruth Palumbo
Tanya Pullin
Jody Richards
Steven Riggs
Arnold Simpson
Kevin Sinnette
John Stacy
Tommy Thompson

2011-2012

The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

2009-2010

The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

External links

References

  1. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 39)
  2. Kentucky State Legislature, "Rules Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Rule 2)
  3. Kentucky State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 23, 2014(Section 41)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.