Rules Committee, Rhode Island State Senate

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Rhode Island State Senate.

Per Section 5 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Rhode Island State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate.[1] Senators are appointed to standing committees every two years, with current incumbents serving until January 6, 2015. Each standing committee is made up of the President of the Senate, and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate.[1] These three leaders are considered to be ex officio members with voting rights in all committees. Any vacancies that have occurred shall be filled by the President of the Senate.[2] The President of the Senate has the power to appoint the chair, vice chair and secretary among the membership of each committee.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: 2013-- S 0378 Substitute A

Function

It shall be the duty of the committee on senate rules to consider all matters relating to the rules of the senate.[4][5]

Committee members

2013-2014

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

Rules Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (5)Republican members (1)
Erin P. Lynch, ChairDavid E. Bates
Michael J. McCaffrey, Vice Chair
Frank Lombardo, III
Maryellen Goodwin
Daniel DaPonte

2011-2012

2009-2010

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