Workforce and Economic Development Committee, Ohio State Senate (Decommissioned)

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The Workforce and Economic Development Committee was 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]

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The Workforce & Economic Development Committee considers legislation focused on reforming, developing and facilitating job creation efforts in Ohio, as well as workforce development initiatives aimed at preparing and training Ohioans for the in-demand jobs of today and tomorrow.[4][5]

Committee members


Workforce and Economic Development Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (7)
Charleta B. Tavares, Ranking Minority MemberBill Beagle, Chair
Joe SchiavoniGayle Manning, Vice Chair
Michael J. SkindellTroy Balderson
Randy Gardner
Peggy Lehner
Tim Schaffer
Chris Widener

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