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Alabama Senate announces committee assignments

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – The Alabama Senate leadership has announced committee assignments for the next legislative session that begins in March. In a rule change approved Wednesday during the Legislature’s organizational session, the size of several committees was expanded.

“I want to thank my colleagues and Senate leadership for their collaboration in the Senate Standing Committee assignment process,” Senate President Pro Tem Greg Reed, R-Jasper, said in a written statement. “I know the committee chairs, vice chairs, and members will render valuable service to the legislative procedure as a whole and to the State of Alabama.”

House committee assignments will be announced on Friday. The 2023 regular legislative session begins in March.

Senate committee assignments are:

Committee on Rules

  • Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills, chair
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, vice chair
  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre 
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham
  • Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence
  • Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield

Committee on Finance and Taxation Education

  • Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur, chair
  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, vice chair
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range
  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville
  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills

Committee on Finance and Taxation General Fund

  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, chair
  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, vice chair
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre 
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member)
  • Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield

Committee on Confirmations

  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro, chair
  • Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills
  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre 
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
  • Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer

Committee on Judiciary

  • Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road, chair
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville, vice chair
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  •  Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham
  • Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield

Committee on Governmental Affairs – Local

  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine, chair
  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, vice chair
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member

Committee on Governmental Affairs – State

  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison, chair
  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine, vice chair
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range
  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member)
  • Sen. Arthur Orr, R-Decatur
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma

Committee on Education Policy

  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva, chair
  • Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville, vice chair
  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile
  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia

Committee on Agriculture, Conservation and Forestry

  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay, chair
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, vice chair
  • Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre 
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia

Committee on Banking and Insurance

  • Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville, chair 
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer, vice chair
  • Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre 
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Jabo Waggoner, R-Vestavia Hills

Committee on Fiscal Responsibility and Economic Development

  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman, chair
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield, vice chair
  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston
  • Sen. Tim Melson, R-Florence
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook

Committee on Transportation and Energy

  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa, chair
  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison, vice chair
  • Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Merika Coleman, D-Pleasant Grove
  • Sen. Jay Hovey, R-Auburn
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika
  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer

Committee on Healthcare

  • Tim Melson, R-Florence, chair
  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, vice chair
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Tom Butler, R-Madison
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member)
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook
  • Sen. Shay Shelnutt, R-Trussville
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma
  • Sen. April Weaver, R-Brierfield
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Wilmer

Committee on Children and Youth Healthcare

  • Sen. Larry Stutts, R-Tuscumbia, chair
  • Sen. Dan Roberts, R-Mountain Brook, vice chair
  • Sen. Gerald Allen, R-Tuscaloosa
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville
  • Sen. Vivian Figures, D-Mobile, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston
  • Sen. Linda Coleman-Madison, D-Birmingham
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma
  • Sen. Jack Williams, R-Mobile

Committee on Tourism

  • Sen. Randy Price, R-Opelika, chair
  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, vice chair 
  • Sen. Greg Albritton, R-Range, chair
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Chris Elliott, R-Josephine
  • Sen. Garlan Gudger, R-Cullman
  • Sen. Steve Livingston, R-Scottsboro
  • Sen. David Sessions, R-Grand Bay
  • Sen. Bobby Singleton, D-Greensboro
  • Sen. Rodger Smitherman, D-Birmingham, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Robert Stewart, D-Selma

Committee on Veterans, Military Affairs and Public Safety

  • Sen. Andrew Jones, R-Centre, chair
  • Sen. Donnie Chesteen, R-Geneva, vice chair
  • Sen. Will Barfoot, R-Pike Road
  • Sen. Billy Beasley, D-Clayton, ranking minority member
  • Sen. Lance Bell, R-Riverside
  • Sen. Josh Carnley, R-Ino
  • Sen. Sam Givhan, R-Huntsville
  • Sen. Kirk Hatcher, D-Montgomery
  • Sen. Keith Kelley, R-Anniston

Committee on Local Legislation

  • Sen. Clyde Chambliss, R-Prattville, chair
  • Sen. Clay Scofield, R-Guntersville, vice chair
  • Sen. Greg Reed, R-Jasper

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