Email Insights: Senate releases 2019-2022 committee assignments

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Today the Alabama State Senate sent out the email below announcing that the Committee on Assignments made the following Senate Standing Committee appointments for the 2019-2022 quadrennium:

Committee on Rules

Jabo Waggoner (Chair)
Clay Scofield (Vice Chair)
Gerald Allen
Linda Coleman-Madison
Vivian Figures
Jimmy Holley
Steve Livingston
Jim McClendon
Tim Melson
Arthur Orr
Greg Reed
Rodger Smitherman

Committee on Finance & Taxation Education

Arthur Orr (Chair)
Tim Melson (Vice Chair)
Greg Albritton
Gerald Allen
Donnie Chesteen
Priscilla Dunn
Vivian Figures
Garlan Gudger
Jim McClendon
Clay Scofield
David Sessions
Bobby Singleton
Rodger Smitherman
Jabo Waggoner
Tom Whatley

Committee on Finance & Taxation General Fund

Greg Albritton (Chair)
Gerald Allen (Vice Chair)
Billy Beasley
Tom Butler
Clyde Chambliss
Linda Coleman-Madison
Jimmy Holley
Steve Livingston
Jim McClendon
Arthur Orr
Malika Sanders-Fortier
Larry Stutts
Jabo Waggoner
Cam Ward

Committee on Confirmations

Clay Scofield (Chair)
Jabo Waggoner (Vice Chair)
Gerald Allen
Will Barfoot
David Burkette
Vivian Figures
Sam Givhan
Andrew Jones
Greg Reed
David Sessions
Rodger Smitherman
Larry Stutts
Cam Ward
Tom Whatley
Jack Williams

Committee on Judiciary

Cam Ward (Chair)
Will Barfoot (Vice Chair)
Greg Albritton
Linda Coleman-Madison
Vivian Figures
Sam Givhan
Arthur Orr
Malika Sanders-Fortier
Bobby Singleton
Rodger Smitherman
Larry Stutts
Tom Whatley

Committee on Government Affairs

Jimmy Holley (Chair)
Chris Elliott (Vice Chair)
Greg Albritton
Clyde Chambliss
Linda Coleman-Madison
Sam Givhan
Garlan Gudger
Arthur Orr
Dan Roberts
Malika Sanders-Fortier
Shay Shelnutt


Committee on Education Policy

Tim Melson (Chair)
Donnie Chesteen (Vice Chair)
David Burkette
Tom Butler
Priscilla Dunn
Chris Elliott
Vivian Figures
Jim McClendon
Randy Price
Shay Shelnutt


Committee on Agriculture, Conservation & Forestry

Tom Whatley (Chair)
David Sessions (Vice Chair)
Billy Beasley
Chris Elliott
Garlan Gudger
Andrew Jones
Steve Livingston
Tim Melson
Randy Price
Clay Scofield
Bobby Singleton
Larry Stutts
Jack Williams

Committee on Banking & Insurance

Shay Shelnutt (Chair)
Jack Williams (Vice Chair)
Will Barfoot
David Burkette
Donnie Chesteen
Chris Elliott
Andrew Jones
Steve Livingston
Randy Price
Dan Roberts
Clay Scofield
Bobby Singleton
Rodger Smitherman
Jabo Waggoner
Tom Whatley

Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development

Steve Livingston (Chair)
Garlan Gudger (Vice Chair)
Will Barfoot
Tom Butler
Clyde Chambliss
Priscilla Dunn
Arthur Orr
Dan Roberts
Malika Sanders-Fortier
Clay Scofield
Shay Shelnutt
Cam Ward

Committee on Transportation & Energy

Gerald Allen (Chair)
Dan Roberts (Vice Chair)
David Burkette
Tom Butler
Donnie Chesteen
Priscilla Dunn
Chris Elliott
Sam Givhan
Andrew Jones
Steve Livingston
Randy Price
Greg Reed
David Sessions


Committee on Healthcare

Jim McClendon (Chair)
Larry Stutts (Vice Chair)
Billy Beasley
Tom Butler
Donnie Chesteen
Linda Coleman-Madison
Tim Melson
Greg Reed
Dan Roberts
Cam Ward
Tom Whatley
Jack Williams


Committee on Children, Youth & Human Services

Larry Stutts (Chair)
Andrew Jones (Vice Chair)
Greg Albritton
Will Barfoot
Billy Beasley
Clyde Chambliss
Linda Coleman-Madison
Sam Givhan
Jimmy Holley
Dan Roberts
Malika Sanders-Fortier
Shay Shelnutt
Jack Williams


Committee on Tourism

Del Marsh (Chair)
Randy Price (Vice Chair)
Billy Beasley
Priscilla Dunn
Chris Elliott
Garlan Gudger
Andrew Jones
Tim Melson
David Sessions
Bobby Singleton
Rodger Smitherman


Committee on Veterans & Military Affairs

Tom Butler (Chair)
Sam Givhan (Vice Chair)
Will Barfoot
Billy Beasley
David Burkette
Donnie Chesteen
Jimmy Holley
Malika Sanders-Fortier


Committee on Local Legislation (LL1)

Clyde Chambliss (Chair)
Del Marsh
Greg Reed


Senate President Pro Tem Del Marsh (R-Anniston) thanked the committee for their work.

“I want to thank the Committee on Assignments for their work on these committees, they did a fantastic job of matching Senators with the committee that best takes advantage of their strengths and abilities,” Marsh said. “I look forward to working with these members in the upcoming session. There are some tough issues facing the state and I believe these committees and their members are best equipped to address these issues in a way that benefits the people of Alabama.”   

Senate Majority Leader Greg Reed (R-Jasper) was excited to see the new committees in action. 

“Committees are the backbone of the legislative process, a place where bills are refined and improved and ideas are vigorously debated,” Senator Reed said. “Like the entire Senate, the committee chairmen come from all walks of life and include small business owners, doctors, farmers, former teachers, and attorneys from every region of our state. The 4.8 million citizens of Alabama deserve the best leadership possible, and I am confident that these citizen-lawmakers will ably lead the Senate’s fifteen committees during the new legislative term.”

Senate Minority Leader Bobby Singleton (D-Greensboro) praised the way committee assignments were handled.  

“Because we are in the minority we’re only going to get so many seats on committees. However, I think what has been done was fair based on the percentage of people that we have,” said Senator Singleton. “There were only two committees that we didn’t get seats, the Committee on Assignment and the Local Legislation Committee, but I would have liked to have representation on those as well, and of course we would love some chairmanships.”