Public Safety, Local Government, and Veterans Affairs Committee, Ohio State Senate (Decommissioned)

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The Public Safety, Local Government and Veterans Affairs Committee (formerly, the State and Local Government and Veterans' Affairs Committee) was a standing committee of the Ohio State Senate. In 2015, this committee was changed to the State and Local Government Committee.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Ohio State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate. The rules do not give a specific date to which committees are assigned but committee appointments occur after the organization of the Senate.[1] The President shall appoint a chair and vice-chair of each standing committee as well as a ranking minority member.[2] The Minority Leader can recommend minority membership and a ranking minority member for each committee.[1] The President can be substituted as a voting member on any standing committee. The Minority Leader shall be an ex-officio nonvoting member of each committee, and at the Minority Leader's request, the President can substitute for the Minority Leader as a voting member on any committee.[2] A majority of members in a committee is considered quorum.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Rules of the Senate


The Senate Public Safety, Local Government & Veterans Affairs Committee focuses on bills, policies and issues that directly impact the roles and responsibilities of public safety and local governments. The committee also oversees issues affecting veterans and veteran organizations.[4][5]

Committee members


Public Safety, Local Government and Veterans Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Michael J. Skindell, Ranking Minority MemberFrank LaRose, Chair
Edna BrownJim Hughes, Vice Chair
Charleta B. TavaresKevin Bacon
Kris Jordan
Tom Patton
Tim Schaffer
Joe Uecker



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