Education Committee, New Jersey State Senate

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The Education Committee is a standing committee of the New Jersey Senate.

Per Section 3.6 of the Senate Rules, committees of the New Jersey State Senate are appointed by the President of the Senate.[1] The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. In appointing senators from the minority party, the President of the Senate can ask for recommendations from the Minority Leader. If at anytime a committee member is unable to serve, the President of the Senate can appoint another senator.[1] The Majority Leader and Minority Leader are considered to be ex-officio members on all standing reference committees, but have no voting rights.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules 2012


Reference committees may consider bills, resolutions, nominations and other matters referred to them by the President or by Senate Resolution; review the functions, duties and operations of agencies of the State, and its political sub divisions, relevant to their subject areas; and investigate any matter within their subject areas, which investigations shall conclude with a written report to the Senate which may include findings and recommendations.[3][4]



The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.

Education Members, 2014
Democratic members (3)Republican members (2)
Teresa Ruiz, ChairDiane Allen
Shirley Turner, Vice-ChairMichael Doherty
James Beach


External links


  1. 1.0 1.1 New Jersey State Legislature, "Senate Rules 2012," accessed January 16, 2014(Section 3.6)
  2. New Jersey State Legislature, "Senate Rules 2012," accessed January 16, 2014(Section 12.1)
  3. New Jersey State Legislature, "Senate Rules 2012," accessed January 16, 2014(Section 12.3)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.