The Agriculture Committee is a standing committee of the New York Assembly.
Per Assembly Rules, committees of the New York State Assembly are assigned by the Speaker of the Assembly. Committees are assigned annually at the start of each term. The Speaker shall appoint the chairpersons of all committees. The Majority Leader shall serve as a member of the Rules Committee after being appointed by the Speaker. The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader shall be nonvoting ex-officio members on all standing committees. The Speaker shall be a member and the chairperson of the Rules Committee.
See rules: Rules of the Assembly of the State of New York 2013-2014
||All standing committees shall operate on an annual basis and their jurisdiction shall include, but not be limited to, the subject matter of each bill or resolution referred to them by the Speaker. Each standing committee shall propose legislative action and conduct such studies and investigations as may relate to matter within their jurisdiction. Each standing committee shall, furthermore, devote substantial efforts to the oversight and analysis of the activities, including but not limited to the implementation and administration of programs, of departments, agencies, divisions, authorities, boards, commissions, public benefit corporations and other entities within its jurisdiction.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
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