The Senate organizes

Ex documenting:

Here's the list of committee appointments for the Senate released last night.

Agriculture/Environment/Natural Resources

Sen. Charlie Albertson – chairman

Sen. Austin Allran – vice chairman

Sen. Bob Atwater – vice chairman

Sen. Janet Cowell – vice chairman

Sen. Ellie Kinnaird – vice chairman

Sen. A.B. Swindell – vice chairman

Sen. David Weinstein – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Dan Clodfelter, Sen. Don East, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. John Snow, Sen. Jerry Tillman

Appropriations/Base Budget

Sen. Walter Dalton – co-chairman

Sen. Linda Garrou – co-chairman

Sen. Kay Hagan – co-chairman

Sen. Charlie Albertson – vice chairman

Sen. Charlie Dannelly – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Dan Clodfelter, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Don East, Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, Sen. Jeanne Lucas, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Robert Pittenger, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Tony Rand, Sen. Larry Shaw, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. John Snow, Sen. R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. A.B. Swindell, Sen. David Weinstein

Appropriations/Education/Higher Education

Sen. A.B. Swindell – senior chairman

Sen. Julia Boseman – co-chairman

Sen. Richard Stevens – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell

Appropriations/Education/Public Instruction

Sen. Jeanne Lucas – senior chairman

Sen. Vernon Malone – co-chairman

Sen. Joe Sam Queen – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Jerry Tillman

Appropriations/Human Resources

Sen. Bill Purcell – co-chairman

Sen. Doug Berger – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Steve Goss

Appropriations/Information Technology and General Government

Sen. Janet Cowell – co-chairman

Sen. Katie Dorsett – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Fred Smith

Appropriations/Justice and Public Safety

Sen. Ellie Kinnaird – co-chairman

Sen. John Snow – co-chairman

Sen. Dan Clodfelter – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Tony Rand

Appropriations/Natural and Economic Resources

Sen. David Weinstein – chairman

Sen. Charlie Albertson – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. Ed Jones

Appropriations/Transportation

Sen. Clark Jenkins – chairman

Sen. R.C. Soles – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Don East, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Larry Shaw

Commerce, Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Sen. R.C. Soles – chairman

Sen. David Hoyle – vice chairman

Sen. Tony Rand – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Walter Dalton, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Linda Garrou, Sen. Eddie Goodall, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Kay Hagan, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Robert Pittenger, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Larry Shaw, Sen. Richard Stevens

Education/Higher Education

Sen. A.B. Swindell – senior chairman

Sen. Julia Boseman – co-chairman

Sen. Richard Stevens – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Austin Allran, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Linda Garrou, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Tony Rand, Sen. John Snow


Education/Public Instruction

Sen. Jeanne Lucas – senior chairman

Sen. Vernon Malone – co-chairman

Sen. Joe Sam Queen – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Walter Dalton, Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Eddie Goodall, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Kay Hagan, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. Jerry Tillman

Finance

Sen. Dan Clodfelter – co-chairman

Sen. David Hoyle – co-chairman

Sen. John Kerr – co-chairman

Sen. Fletcher Hartsell – vice chairman

Sen. Larry Shaw – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Austin Allran, Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Walter Dalton, Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Linda Garrou, Sen. Eddie Goodall, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Robert Pittenger, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Tony Rand, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. A.B. Swindell, Sen. Jerry Tillman, Sen. David Weinstein

Finance – Subcommittee on Capital and Infrastructure Financing

Sen. Dan Clodfelter – chairman

Members: Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. John Kerr, Sen, R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens

Health Care

Sen. Stan Bingham – co-chairman

Sen. Bill Purcell – co-chairman

Sen. Katie Dorsett – vice chairman

Sen. Tony Foriest – vice chairman

Sen. Jim Forrester – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Kay Hagan, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Tony Rand

Information Technology

Sen. Janet Cowell – co-chairman

Sen. Katie Dorsett – co-chairman

Sen. Malcolm Graham – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Doug Berger, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Steve Goss, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Joe Sam Queen

Judiciary I

Sen. Martin Nesbitt – chairman

Sen. Dan Clodfelter – vice chairman

Sen. R.C. Soles – vice chairman

Sen. Phil Berger – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Tony Rand, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. Jerry Tillman

Judiciary II

Sen. Fletcher Hartsell – chairman

Sen. Doug Berger – vice chairman

Sen. Ed Jones – vice chairman

Sen. Austin Allran – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Walter Dalton, Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Eddie Goodall, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. John Snow, Sen. A.B. Swindell

Mental Health and Youth Services

Sen. Bob Atwater – co-chairman

Sen. Ellie Kinnaird – co-chairman

Sen. Martin Nesbitt – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Dannelly, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Jim Jacumin, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Larry Shaw, Sen. John Snow, Sen. A.B. Swindell

Pensions, Retirement and Aging

Sen. Walter Dalton – co-chairman

Sen. Linda Garrou – co-chairman

Sen. Kay Hagan – co-chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Bob Atwater, Sen. Stan Bingham, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Dan Clodfelter, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Don East, Sen. Tony Foriest, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. Bill Purcell, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. A.B. Swindell

Rules and Operations of the Senate

Sen. Tony Rand – chairman

Sen. Walter Dalton – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Andrew Brock, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Dan Clodfelter, Sen. Katie Dorsett, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. Ellie Kinnaird, Sen. Martin Nesbitt, Sen. R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. A.B. Swindell, Sen. David Weinstein


State and Local Government

Sen. Don East – co-chairman

Sen. Malcolm Graham – co-chairman

Sen. Katie Dorsett – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Tom Apodaca, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Harris Blake, Sen. Julia Boseman, Sen. Pete Brunstetter, Sen. Ed Jones, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. Fred Smith, Sen. R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens

Transportation

Sen. Larry Shaw – chairman

Sen. Steve Goss – vice chairman

Sen. Clark Jenkins – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Austin Allran, Sen. Phil Berger, Sen. Harry Brown, Sen. Janet Cowell, Sen. Don East, Sen. Eddie Goodall, Sen. Malcolm Graham, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Jean Preston, Sen. Joe Sam Queen, Sen. John Snow, Sen. R.C. Soles, Sen. Richard Stevens, Sen. A.B. Swindell, Sen. Jerry Tillman, Sen. David Weinstein

Ways and Means

Sen. Charlie Dannelly – chairman

Sen. David Weinstein – vice chairman

Members: Sen. Charlie Albertson, Sen. Austin Allran, Sen. Jim Forrester, Sen. Fletcher Hartsell, Sen. David Hoyle, Sen. Neal Hunt, Sen. Clark Jenkins, Sen. John Kerr, Sen. Jeanne Lucas, Sen. Vernon Malone, Sen. A.B. Swindell

Comments

A great resource.

Thanks, Kirk. Now I know who to hound about what.

thanks

I thought I'd just put it up clean as a ref doc. I'll do the same when the House does its organizing.

This is great!

Saves me some time.

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Health Care

the health care crisis will dominate the legislator's time this session.

Hey, Kirk, why are there so many

co-chairs and vice chairs. They look like a bunch of bozos that can't make any decisions.

Or, do they need all those 'leaders' because most of them plan not to attend the meetings and out of 4 or 6 'co's and 'vice's, maybe one will actually be at any given meeting to call it to order and adjourn it? Inquiring minds want to know . . .
 
“All the world's a stage,
And all the men and women merely players.”
So enjoy the drama.

commitee size

compared to the size of the legislature i think those committees are inordinately large. that could explain the extra leaders.

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why so many?

Tradition is the main answer, but, yeah, sometimes, it's to keep a committee running. Sometimes it's a way of showing that a group or interest is well-represented. Sometimes, it's a reward. And sometimes it's just 'cause they need that many cat herders.

The Pressure is on Sen. Kinnaird.

As co-chair of the Mental Health Committee, it will be up to you to make sure that we have mental health parity and make up for lost time. Word on the street is that this is your last trip to the legislature, let's see something happen.

Where are the candidates?

Jesus Swept ticked me off. Too short. I loved the characters and then POOF it was over.
-me

Kirk

What does judiciary II do? I dont think I can remember a bill ever leaving that committee and getting passed. how are they different from judiciary I?

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