Rules Committee, Georgia State Senate

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

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Georgia State Senate are assigned by the Committee on Assignments. The Committee on Assignments is made up of the President of the Senate, President Pro Tempore, Majority Leader and two members appointed by the President.[1] Committees are assigned after each election.[2] A majority of members is considered quorum, with "ex officio" members not counting towards quorum but allowed to vote.[3] The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Rules


The Rules Committee establishes the rules for the orderly procedure and placement of bills on the legislative calendar.[4][5]

Committee members


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

Rules Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (3)Republican members (13)
Gloria ButlerJeff Mullis, Chair
Steve HensonRoss Tolleson, Vice Chair
Horacena TateWilliam Jackson
Ronnie Chance
Steve Gooch
Judson Hill
Butch Miller
David Shafer
Cecil Staton
Jack Hill
Fran Millar
Jack Murphy
Renee Unterman


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

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