Speaker Shepherd names committee assignments, chairs

by Roby Brock (roby@talkbusiness.net) 511 views 

Speaker of the House Matthew Shepherd, R-El Dorado, used a powerful new chamber rule for the first time on Monday to name the committee assignments and chairpersons for the various House committees.

In previous sessions, the speaker had control of the chairperson assignments, but members used a seniority system to select committee memberships. In this session, the speaker maintained control of the committee assignments.

The committee chair assignments that Shepherd outlined include:

EDUCATION
Rep. Bruce Cozart, R, Chair
Reginald Murdock, D, Vice-chair

JUDICIARY
Rep. Carol Dalby, R, Chair
Rep. Rebecca Petty, R, Vice-chair

PUBLIC HEALTH, WELFARE & LABOR
Rep. Jack Ladyman, R, Chair
Rep. Deborah Ferguson, D, Vice-chair

PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION
Rep. Mike Holcomb, R, Chair
Rep. Milton Nicks, Jr., D, Vice-chair

REVENUE & TAX
Rep. Joe Jett, R, Chair
Rep. Jack Fortner, R, Vice-chair

AGING, CHILDREN AND YOUTH, LEGISLATIVE AND MILITARY AFFAIRS
Rep. Charlene Fite, R, Chair
Rep. Sonia Eubanks Barker, R, Vice-chair

AGRICULTURE, FORESTRY AND ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
Rep. Dan Douglas, R, Chair
Rep. David Hillman, R, Vice-chair

CITY, COUNTY AND LOCAL AFFAIRS
Rep. Lanny Fite, R, Chair
Rep. Fredrick Love, D, Vice-chair

INSURANCE AND COMMERCE
Rep. Mark Lowery, R, Chair
Rep. Robin Lundstrum, R, Vice-chair

STATE AGENCIES AND GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS
Rep. Dwight Tosh, R, Chair
Rep. Justin Gonzales, R, Vice-chair

You can view all of the committee members as assigned to House committees at this link.

 

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