General Laws and Technology Committee, Virginia State Senate

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The General Laws and Technology Committee of the Virginia State Senate has fifteen members.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Virginia State Senate are assigned by the majority caucus. The caucus submits a nominations report for all committees that must be approved by a majority vote of the chamber. 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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Function

A Committee on General Laws and Technology, 15 Senators, to consider matters concerning affirmation and bonds; th e boundaries, jurisdiction and emblems of the Commonwealth; cemeteries; condominiums; consumer affairs; fire protection; gaming and wagering; housing; inter - or intra-government information technology applications and uses other than those proposed or used to support the operations of the General Assembly or the Senate; land offices; landlord and tenant; libraries; military and war emergency; nuisances; oaths; professions and occupations (except the health and legal professions); religious and charitable matters; state governmental reorganization; veterans' affairs; warehouses; and matters not specifically referable to other Committees, including, but not limited to, matters relating to technology, engineering, or electronic research, development, policy, standards, measurements, or definitions, or the scientific, technical, or technological requirements thereof, except for those affecting the operations of the General Assembly or the Senate.[3][4]

Members

2012-2013

Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (7)

2010-2011

Republican Party Republicans (8)

Democratic Party Democrats (8)

External links

References

  1. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18)
  2. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 20(e))
  3. Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18(f))
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.