Standing committees (also referred to as Session Committees) are established each session in the rules adopted for each house of the Legislature. Standing committees meet regularly to hear bills on assigned subject matter.
A standing committee plays a key role in the legislative process in the following ways:
A list of the standing committees, and assigned members, as established for the 2017 Regular Session may be downloaded for both House and Senate.
Detailed information, including bill hearings and committee members, is available through the bill lookup application (known as LAWS).
To view archive standing committee information, the session year can be changed by selecting the desired year from the dropdown list located at the top right side of the LAWS homepage.
Meet during the first part of each session to consider budget bills that appropriate money and give state agencies authority to spend money. They are made up of members from the House Appropriations Committee and the Senate Finance and Claims Committee. Detailed information can also be found from the Committee and Hearing Information Page.