Senate Committees

Standing Committees

Commerce and Labor
Responsible for legislation concerning commerce, insurance, and agriculture.
Education
Responsible for legislation concerning schools and secondary education.
Energy, Agriculture and Natural Resources
Responsible for legislation concerning energy; forestry; natural resources; conservation, game and fish, mines and minerals.
Finance, Ways and Means
Responsible for all measures relating to taxes and the raising of revenue.
Government Operations
Responsible for legislation concerning the creation of new departments, commissions, boards, agencies or councils of state government.
Health and Welfare
Responsible for public or private hospitals; health offices and their administration; institutions and services.
Judiciary
Responsible for civil laws; criminal laws; judicial proceedings; apportionment of elected officials and governing bodies.
State & Local Government
Responsible for forms of local government; utility districts; assistance to local and municipal governments; matters dealing with revenue and taxation levied by local governments.
Transportation and Safety
Responsible for highways, roads and bridges; railroads; air, bus and vehicular transportation; rules and regulations for highway, railroad, and air use.

Select Committees

Calendar
Responsible for scheduling bills and resolutions for consideration by the Senate.
Delayed Bills
Responsible for initial consideration of resolutions calling for joint conventions and study committees and late filed bills and resolutions.
Ethics
Responsible for enforcement of the Senate Code of Ethics and recommends modification of the Code of Ethics to the Senate Rules Committee.
Rules
Responsible for recommending modification of the Senate Rules to the Senate.