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President Pro-Tem Bingman Announces Committee Chairs and Vice Chair Assignments

Thu, 06 Dec 2012 13:56:08 CST

President Pro-Tem Bingman Announces Committee Chairs and Vice Chair Assignments
Senate President Pro Tempore Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, announced Committee Chairman and Vice Chairman for standing committees and Chair and Vice Chairs of all Appropriations Subcommittees today.

Among the appointments were two of great interest to agricultural producers. Senator Eddie Fields, a Republican from Wynona, was named as Chairman of the Agriculture and Rural Development Committee. Senator Ron Justice, a Republican from Chickasha, was named vice chairman of that committee and also chairman of the Appropriations Subcommittee for Natural Resources. That committee oversees agriculture-related spending.

“I am proud to work with an outstanding group of leaders dedicated to advancing a pro-jobs, pro-growth legislative agenda,” said Bingman. “This team of chairs and vice chairs will steer important legislative committees focused on solutions to the challenges facing our state.”

The State Senate’s committee Chairs and Vice Chairs for the coming session:

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee:
Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Chairman
Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Committee:
Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Chairman
Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Vice Chairman

Business and Commerce Committee:
Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, Vice Chairman

Education Committee:
Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Chairman
Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Vice Chairman

Energy Committee:
Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman
Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Vice Chairman

Finance Committee:
Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, Vice Chairman

General Government Committee:
Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman
Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, Vice Chairman

Health and Human Services Committee:
Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Rob Standridge, R-Norman, Vice Chairman

Judiciary Committee:
Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, Chairman
Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, Vice Chairman

Public Safety Committee:
Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Chairman
Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, Vice Chair

Insurance Committee:
Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, Chairman
Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Vice Chairman

Pensions Committee:
Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, Chairman
Sen. Corey Brooks, R-Washington, Vice Chairman

Rules Committee:
Sen. A.J. Griffin, R-Guthrie, Chair
Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, Vice Chairman

Tourism and Wildlife Committee:
Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, Chairman
Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate, Vice Chairman

Transportation Committee:
Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Chairman
Sen. Kyle Loveless, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Veterans and Military Affairs Committee:
Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer, Chairman
Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education:
Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, Chairman
Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation:
Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Chairman
Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services:
Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, Chair
Sen. Greg Treat, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources:
Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Chairman
Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary:
Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Yukon, Chairman
Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Vice Chairman

Appropriations Subcommittee on Non-Appropriated Agencies:
Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid, Chairman
Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Bingman previously announced his retention of Sen. Mike Schulz, R-Altus, to serve as Majority Floor Leader.   



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