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Judiciary A Committee, Mississippi House of Representatives
Division A is one of two divisions of the Judiciary Committee, a standing committee of the Mississippi House of Representatives. Per Rule 60 of the House Rules, the whole committee is made up of 50 members.
Per Rule 60(4) of the House Rules, committees of the Mississippi House of Representatives are appointed by the Speaker of the House. After the adoption of House Rules, committees are appointed according to legislators' preferences as well as seniority, abilities and geographic location. Representatives are to submit a list of at least 10 committee preferences by 5 p.m. on the third calendar day of the legislative session following an election. A legislator who has served in the House less than four years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed two of his or her top seven preferences unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Commitees; one who has served for four or more years in his or her lifetime is guaranteed three of his or her first seven choices unless appointed to the Appropriations or Ways and Means Committees. Representatives are barred from serving on both the Appropriations and Ways and Means Committees, and may serve on at least four standing committees. The first person appointed to a committee is to serve as the chair, with the second serving as vice chair. A representative appointed to serve as chair or vice chair of a committee is barred from serving in either position on another committee. The Speaker and Speaker Pro Tempore serve on the Rules and Management Committees ex officio.
See rules: House Rules
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2014 legislative session.
|Judiciary A Members, 2014|
|Democratic members (12)||Republican members (13)|
|• Thomas Reynolds, II, Vice-Chair||• Mark Baker, Chair|
|• Earle Banks||• Jim Beckett|
|• David Baria||• Richard Bennett|
|• Edward Blackmon, Jr.||• C. Scott Bounds|
|• Bryant Clark||• Lester Carpenter|
|• Angela Cockerham||• Carolyn Crawford|
|• Linda Coleman||• Bill Denny|
|• Bob Evans||• Greg Haney|
|• Robert Johnson, III||• Wanda Jennings|
|• Bobby Moak||• Trey Lamar|
|• Willie Perkins, Sr.||• Hank Lott|
|• Percy Watson||• Brent Powell|
|• Jeff Smith|
- Edward Blackmon, Jr. Chair
- Angela Cockerham Vice Chair
- E. Harvey Moss
- Margaret Rogers
- Daniel Holland
- Jimmy Puckett
- Charles Beckett
- S. David Norquist
- Linda Coleman
- Thomas Reynolds, II
- Gary Chism
- Tyrone Ellis
- Bryant Clark
- Robert Moak
- Philip Gunn
- Walter Robinson, Jr.
- William Denny, Jr.
- Earle Banks
- Mark Baker
- J. Andrew Gipson
- Elton Gregory Snowden
- Robert Johnson, III
- Jessica Upshaw
- Percy Watson
- Joseph Compretta
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 3, 2014 Rule 60(d)
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(4))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(5))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 60(2))
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rule 61)
- Mississippi Legislature, "House Rules," accessed January 17, 2014(Rules 10(5), 11 and 11A)
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