Committee of the Whole, Illinois State Senate

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The Committee of the Whole is a standing committee of the Illinois State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Illinois State Senate are assigned by the President of the Senate and the Minority Leader. The President appoints the Chair, Vice-chair and remaining majority members, while the Minority Leader appoints the minority members. Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[1] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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

Committee of the Whole Members, 2013
Democratic members (40)Republican members (19)
Antonio MunozDan Duffy
William DelgadoMatt Murphy
Mattie HunterKirk Dillard
Kimberly LightfordJim Oberweis
Patricia Van Pelt WatkinsMichael Connelly
John CullertonBill Brady
Heather SteansChristine Radogno
Ira SilversteinSue Rezin
Daniel BissDarin LaHood
John G. MulroePamela Althoff
Martin SandovalKaren McConnaughay
Steve LandekDave Syverson
Kwame RaoulChapin Rose
Emil JonesWilliam "Sam" McCann
Napoleon HarrisTim Bivins
Jacqueline CollinsDale Righter
Donne TrotterKyle McCarter
Bill CunninghamJason Barickman
Michael HastingsDavid Luechtefeld
Iris Martinez
Michael Noland
Thomas E. Cullerton
Daniel Kotowski
Julie Morrison
Terry Link
Melinda Bush
Steve Stadelman
Mike Jacobs
Don Harmon
Toi Hutchinson
Linda Holmes
Pat McGuire
David Koehler
John Sullivan
Andy Manar
Jennifer Bertino-Tarrant
Mike Frerichs
William Haine
James Clayborne
Gary Forby


The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2011 legislative session.

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