Resolution R314-2013

Establishes a Senate standing committee on infrastructure and capital investment, having 9 members



  • Jan 28, 2013: ADOPTED



SENATE  RESOLUTION  amending section 1 of Rule VIII of the Senate rules,
in relation to establishing a standing committee on  infrastructure  and
capital investment

RESOLVED,  That section 1 of Rule VIII of the Senate rules is amended to
read as follows:
  Section 1. There shall be  the  following  standing  committees  which
shall serve and shall continue throughout the year:
  To consist of thirty-seven Senators:
  To consist of twenty-five Senators:
  To consist of twenty-three Senators:
  To consist of nineteen Senators:
  Higher Education
  To consist of seventeen Senators:
  To consist of sixteen Senators:
  To consist of thirteen Senators:
  Crime Victims, Crime and Correction
  Environmental Conservation
  Cultural Affairs, Tourism, Parks and Recreation
  Veterans, Homeland Security and Military Affairs
  To consist of eleven Senators:
  Civil Service and Pensions
  Commerce, Economic Development and Small Business
  Energy and Telecommunications
  Consumer Protection
  Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities
  Racing, Gaming and Wagering
  To consist of nine Senators:
  Housing, Construction and Community Development
  Investigations and Government Operations
  Local Government
  To consist of six Senators:
  Children and Families
  Corporations, Authorities and Commissions
  Social Services
  Alcoholism and Drug Abuse
  a.  The Republican Conference Leader, the Democratic Conference Leader
and  the  Independent  Democratic  Conference  Leader and their Deputies
shall be nonvoting ex-officio members of all standing committees of  the
Senate  of  which  they  are  not actual members. As far as practicable,
Senators shall be appointed to no more than seven standing committees.

  b. Term limits for chairs and ranking members.  No  chair  or  ranking
member  of  a  committee  shall serve in such capacity longer than eight
consecutive years.
  c.  Conference membership of committees. The membership of all commit-
tees, unless otherwise provided by the act or resolution creating  them,
shall  be composed, as nearly as may be, of Majority Coalition and Demo-
cratic Conference members in the same proportion as the number of Major-
ity Coalition and Democratic Conference members in the Senate  bears  to
the total membership of the Senate.
  For  purposes  of committee composition, in the event that the propor-
tion of Majority Coalition members would result in a fractional  amount,
the number of Majority Coalition members shall be rounded up to the next
whole  number.   Furthermore, the total number of Independent Democratic
Conference members appointed to all committees  shall  be  in  the  same
proportion, as nearly as may be, as the number of Independence Democrat-
ic Conference members in the Senate bears to the total membership of the
Senate.  Further,  in  the  case  of an excused absence of any committee
member on either the Finance or  the  Rules  Committee,  the  Conference
Leaders may designate an alternate member of the conference for meetings
of  standing committees provided written notice is provided and accepted
by the Majority Coalition  Leaders  at  least  one  hour  prior  to  the
commencement of such committee meeting.
  d.  The  provisions of the opening paragraph of this section and para-
graph c of this section  relative  to  the  proportional  membership  on
committees  as  well  as the specific number of members to comprise each
committee may be amended by resolution adopted by a majority of  members


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