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Natural Resources and Energy Committee, Kentucky State Senate

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The Natural Resources and Energy Committee is a standing committee of the Kentucky State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Kentucky State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Committees.[1] Committees are assigned at the start of each term.[2] A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


The jurisdiction [of this] committee shall be matters pertaining to forestry; mining; fish and wildlife resources; soil and water conservation; flood control and water usage, drainage, and irrigation; geology and water resources; waterways and dams; oil, gas, and salt water wells; water pollution; noise pollution; air pollution; protection of the environment; management of waste; the Natural Resources and Environmental Protection Cabinet; privately owned public utilities; rates, permits, and certifications of convenience and necessity; water district rates; utilities in cities; public utility cooperatives; electric and gas utilities and cooperatives; oil and gas transmission companies; telephone companies and cooperatives; municipal utilities and water works; energy and fuel development; energy waste disposal; the Public Service Commission; solar and other renewable energy; hydroelectric and thermonuclear energy; and gasohol and other alternative fuels.[4][5]



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

Natural Resources and Energy Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (6)Third-party members (1)
Ray JonesJared Carpenter, ChairBob Leeper
Jerry RhoadsBrandon Smith, Vice-chair
Johnny Ray TurnerJoe Bowen
Robin WebbChris Girdler
John Schickel
Whitney Westerfield


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


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

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