Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee, Arkansas State Senate

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The Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee is a standing committee of the Arkansas State Senate.

Per the Senate Rules, committees of the Arkansas State Senate are assigned by seniority. Starting with the most senior member, every senator chooses a committee. Once the most junior senator has choosen, everyone selects again in the same order. The President of the Senate then appoints additional senators to any committees with less than eight members.[1] If a replacement senator is elected by special election, the incoming senator assumes any committee responsibilities of the previous senator, but cannot serve as a Chairperson or Vice-Chairperson.[2] Committees are assigned at the start of each legislative session.[3] It is not stated what constitutes a committee's quorum. The President is not recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.

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The Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Committee has jurisdiction over "matters pertaining to roads, highway safety, airports and air transportation, common carriers, mass transits and similar legislation; matters pertaining to science, technology, bio-technology and similar legislation and other matters whenever the subject matter is not germane to the subject matter of any other Class “A” or Class “B” Committee. The committee shall serve as the supervisory committee over the preparation of the Journal and the engrossing and enrolling of bills. The committee shall have no jurisdiction of matters affecting the interpretation of the rules of the Senate, but such jurisdiction shall be exercised by the Senate Rules Committee."[4]



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

Transportation, Technology and Legislative Affairs Members, 2013
Democratic members (4)Republican members (4)
David Wyatt, Vice ChairBill Sample, Chair
Larry TeagueJake Files
Linda ChesterfieldJim Hendren
Bobby PierceJimmy Hickey, Jr.



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