Local Government Committee, Virginia State Senate
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. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Senate Rules
|“||A Committee on Local Government, 15 Senators, to consider matters of local government in the counties, cities, towns, regions or districts, planning boards and commissions and authorities, except matters relating to the compensation of elected officeholders, where funds of the Commonwealth are involved.||”|
- Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18)
- Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 20(e))
- Virginia State Legislature, "Senate Rules," accessed January 27, 2014(Rule 18(g))
- Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.