Veterans and Military Affairs Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Veterans and Military Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.

Per Rule 47 of the Senate Rules, committees of the Alabama State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments, consisting of the president pro tempore, lieutenant governor, senate majority leader and three additional members appointed by the president pro tempore.[1] The rules do not specify how often committees are assigned.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The president of the Senate serves as an ex officio member of each committee, except specific Local Legislation Committees, with the power to vote. The president may appoint a senator who is not already on a committee to serve as his official substitute.[3]

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Function

The Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs, to which committee shall be referred bills and matters addressing military affairs, the National Guard, Reserve and veterans. The Committee on Veterans and Military Affairs shall not exceed 9 members.[4][5]

Membership

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Veterans and Military Affairs Members, 2015
Democratic members (1)Republican members (6)Third-party members (1)
Quinton RossBill Holtzclaw, ChairHarri Anne Smith, Vice chair
Gerald Dial
Jimmy Holley
Steve Livingston
Tom Whatley
Phil Williams

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.

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