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Criminal Justice Committee, Michigan House of Representatives

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Senate Committees

The Criminal Justice Committee is a standing committee of the Michigan House of Representatives. It was created at the start of the 2013 session. Per Standing House Rule 33(2), the committee is made up of eight members.[1]

Per Rules 8 and 33 of the Standing House Rules, committees of the Michigan House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House, except when otherwise ordered by the House.[2] Committees are appointed at the beginning of each two-year legislative session. The first person named to a committee is to serve as its chair, with the second serving as vice chair. In the absence of both, the first majority member appointed after them is to serve as acting chair.[3] All committees operate under Rule 34, known as the Uniform Committee Rules.[4]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Standing Rules of the House of Representatives in Accordance with the Michigan Constitution Article IV, Section 16

Function

"The rules of the Senate and House do not describe the jurisdiction of the individual standing committees except that all Senate bills involving an appropriation must be referred either directly to the appropriations committee or to an appropriate standing committee and then to the appropriations committee. Traditionally, the assignment of bills follows topical lines.

[The] primary function of the standing committees is to consider legislation....[5][6]

Members

2015 legislative session

The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2015 legislative session.

Criminal Justice Members, 2015
Democratic members (3)Republican members (5)
Vanessa Guerra, Vice-chairKurt Heise, Chair
Marcia Hovey-WrightMichael Webber, Vice-chair
Stephanie ChangMartin Howrylak
Todd Courser
Peter Lucido

2013-2014

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

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