Rules Committee, Alabama State Senate

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The Rules Committee is a standing committee of the Alabama State Senate.



Republican Party Republicans (10)

Democratic Party Democrats (3)

Chair removal

In November 2011, Scott Beason was removed from his role as chair of the Rules Committee. He was replaced by Jabo Waggoner for the 2012 legislative session.[1]

Beason fell under heavy scrutiny in September 2011 after he made a comment referring to African-Americans as "aborigines."[2] In a press conference he apologized for the remark, saying it was a "careless and unnecessary" statement.[2] The comment became public as a result of the investigations into bribery and corruption in the statehouse stemming from a bill related to bingo. Beason wore a wire for the FBI, and he made the comment when discussing legislation with a former legislator.[2]


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