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Senate Committees

The Energy and Technology Committee is a standing committee of the Michigan House of Representatives. Per Standing House Rule 33(2), the committee is made up of 22 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


"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]



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

Energy and Technology Members, 2013
Democratic members (8)Republican members (12)
Thomas Stallworth, III, Vice-chairAric Nesbitt, Chair
Rudy HobbsMike Shirkey, Vice-chair
David NathanJeff Farrington
Bill LaVoyRay Franz
Marilyn LaneBradford Jacobsen
Charles BrunnerRick Outman
Henry YanezPeter Pettalia
Collene LamonteAmanda Price
Wayne Schmidt
Dale Zorn
Joseph Graves
Dan Lauwers


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


The following table describes committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

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