Judiciary Committee, New Hampshire House of Representatives

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The Judiciary Committee is a standing committee of the New Hampshire House of Representatives.

Per the House Rules, committees of the New Hampshire House of Representatives are assigned by the Speaker of the House after consultation with the Minority Leader.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[2] The Speaker is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: House Rules

Function

It shall be the duty of the Committee on Judiciary to consider all matters relating to the judicial system, right-to-know law, guardianships, life and death (such as abortion or assisted death), landlord/tenant rights, civil proceedings, tort law, forfeiture, immunity, and probate; and such other matters as may be referred to it.[3][4]

Members

2013-2014

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

Judiciary Members, 2013
Democratic members (11)Republican members (9)
Marjorie Smith, ChairRobert Rowe
Janet Wall, Vice ChairJoseph Hagan
Sylvia Gale, ClerkLenette Peterson
Paul HackelGary Hopper
Rick WatrousLawrence Kappler
Peter SullivanRobert Luther
Timothy HorriganMichael Sylvia
Paul BerchCharlene Takesian
Frank HeffronDavid Thompson
Larry Phillips
David Woodbury


2011-2012

External links

References

  1. New Hampshire State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 28)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Information submitted by Ryan Mahoney via email to a Ballotpedia staffer on February 5, 2014
  3. New Hampshire State Legislature, "House Rules," accessed February 4, 2014(Rule 30-k)
  4. Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.