Appropriations Committee, Florida House of Representatives

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The Appropriations Committee is a standing committee of the Florida House of Representatives. It was created with the 2011 session. Prior to that it was made up of the Full Appropriations Council on Education & Economic Development and the Full Appropriations Council on General Government & Health Care.

Per the House Rules, committees of the Florida House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House.[1] Standing committees are assigned before each regular session and shall expire on August 1 of odd-numbered years or, at the adjournment of a special or extended session.[2] The Speaker shall appoint the chair, vice-chair and co-chairs of all standing committees and subcommittees. After the Speaker has appointed the committee and subcommittee members, the Minority Leader can name a Minority Conference member or ranking member of any committee, subject to the approval of the Speaker.[1] The Speaker can appoint the Speaker Pro Tempore or the Majority Leader to serve as an ex officio voting member on any committee or subcommittee.[3] A majority makes up a committee's quorum, but ex officio members are not counted for purposes of determining a quorum. [4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules 2012-2014


Oversight Powers and Responsibilities of Standing Committees and Subcommittees:
(a) Each standing committee or subcommittee is authorized to exercise all powers authorized for committees pursuant to s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, to carry out oversight responsibilities within its respective subject matter jurisdiction. For purposes of this rule, the Speaker shall determine the subject matter jurisdiction of each committee or subcommittee.
(b) Select committees shall exercise committee powers authorized by s. 11.143, Florida Statutes, whenever specifically authorized in writing by the Speaker.
(c) Each committee or subcommittee shall exercise other oversight powers and responsibilities vested in the House whenever specifically authorized by the Speaker.
(d) Each committee or subcommittee shall conduct other business as directed by the Speaker.[5][6]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Appropriations Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (10)Republican members (16)
Joseph Gibbons, Democratic Ranking MemberSeth McKeel, Chair
Janet CruzSteve Crisafulli, Vice-chair
Reggie FullwoodBen Albritton
Mia JonesDennis K. Baxley
Mark PaffordMarti Coley
Hazelle P. RogersRichard Corcoran
Darryl Ervin RousonErik Fresen
Cynthia StaffordEduardo Gonzalez
Perry E. Thurston, Jr.Ed Hooper
Alan WilliamsMatt Hudson
Clay Ingram
Charles McBurney
H. Marlene O'Toole
Jimmy Patronis
Stephen L. Precourt
Greg Steube


The following table describes committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

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