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Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee, Missouri State Senate

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The Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Missouri State Senate.

Per Rule 25 of the Senate Rules, committees in the Missouri State Senate are appointed by the President Pro Tem.[1] Committees are appointed after the adoption of the Senate Rules at the beginning of the two-year General Assembly. Committee membership is to be as equal to the partisan balance of the chamber as possible.[2] The chair of a committee may appoint subcommittees with the committee's approval.[1] The President Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader and the Minority Floor Leader are considered members of all standing and statutory committees ex officio, but do not having voting power in any unless appointed to it proper.[2] Although not explicitly stated in the Senate Rules, the President Pro Tem has previously demonstrated a responsibility for filling vacancies in committees.[3]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: List of Member, Officers, Committees and Rules of the Senate

Function

This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.

The Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight shall review, study, and investigate all matters referred to it relating to the application, administration, execution, and effectiveness of all state laws and programs, the organization and operation of state agencies and other entities having responsibility for the administration and execution of state laws and programs, and any conditions or circumstances that may indicate the necessity or desirability of enacting new or additional legislation to improve the efficiency of any state law or program. Any findings of the committee may be reported to the senate and the Committee on Appropriations. The committee shall also consider and report upon bills and matters referred to it relating to improving governmental efficiency and management. The Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight shall also consider and report upon all bills, except regular appropriation bills, that require new appropriations or expenditures of appropriated funds in excess of $100,000, or that reduce such funds by that amount during any of the first three years that public funds will be used to fully implement the provisions of the Act. Any such senate bill, after having been approved by the regular standing committee to which it has been assigned and after the same has been perfected and ordered printed by the senate, shall thereafter be referred to the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight for its consideration prior to its submission to the senate for final passage thereof by the senate. Any such house bill after having been reported by the regular standing committee to which it was assigned shall be referred to the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight for its consideration prior to its being considered by the senate for third reading and final passage. Any senate or house bill, amended so as to increase expenditures or reduce revenue in excess of $100,000 during any of the first three years that public funds will be used to fully implement its provisions shall upon timely motion be referred or re-referred to the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight. The author or first-named sponsor of a bill referred to the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight shall be entitled to a hearing on his/her bill but such committee hearing shall be limited to the reception of testimony presented by the author or first-named sponsor in person and none other. The Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight may recommend the passage of a bill subject to the adoption of an amendment specifying a certain effective date proposed by the committee, and if such an amendment is not adopted, the bill shall again be referred to the Committee on Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight.[4]

Members

2013-2014

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

Governmental Accountability and Fiscal Oversight Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Paul LeVotaMike Parson, Chair
Jamilah NasheedRyan Silvey, Vice-chair
Mike Cunningham
Mike Kehoe
Jay Wasson

2011-2012

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

2009-2010

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

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