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Ways and Means Committee, Ohio State Senate

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The Ways and Means Committee (formerly, the Ways and Means and Economic Development Committee) is a standing committee of the Ohio State Senate.

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

Function

The Senate Ways and Means Committee oversees legislation that affects state and local government revenues, as well as tax collection. The committee makes recommendations to the full Senate for the advice and consent of governor's appointments to the Ohio Department of Taxation.[4][5]

Committee members

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2015 legislative session

Ways and Means Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Charleta B. Tavares, Ranking Minority MemberBob Peterson, Chair
Capri S. CafaroBill Beagle, Vice Chair
Sandra WilliamsJohn Eklund
Cliff Hite
Kris Jordan
Larry Obhof
Chris Widener

2013-2014

2011-2012

2009-2010

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