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STANDING COMMITTEES

BUDGET & TAXATION COMMITTEE


Functions of the Budget and Taxation Committee began when the Finance Committee was created in 1831. Responsibility for reviewing bills concerned with the budget of State government and tax matters was reassigned to the Budget and Taxation Committee when it was established in 1975.

The Budget and Taxation Committee considers legislation relating to State operating and capital budgets, including revenues, expenditures, and supplementary appropriations; legislative budgetary procedures; State and county bond authorizations; taxation and assessments; education financing; and pension and retirement matters. The Committee consists of thirteen members.

Under the Budget and Taxation Committee are five subcommittees: Capital Budget; Education, Business and Administration; Health and Human Services; Pensions; and Public Safety, Transportation and Environment.

CAPITAL BUDGET SUBCOMMITTEE
The Capital Budget Subcommittee has functioned since 1976.

EDUCATION, BUSINESS & ADMINISTRATION SUBCOMMITTEE
Origins of the Education, Business and Administration Subcommittee date to 1982 when the Health, Education and Human Resources Subcommittee reviewed legislation. The Subcommittee adopted its present name in January 2000.

HEALTH & HUMAN SERVICES SUBCOMMITTEE
Functions of the Health and Human Services Subcommittee were evident by 1982 and assigned to the Health, Education and Human Resources Subcommittee. The Subcommittee reorganized under its current name in January 2000.

PENSIONS SUBCOMMITTEE
The Pensions Subcommittee formed by 1992.

PUBLIC SAFETY, TRANSPORTATION & ENVIRONMENT SUBCOMMITTEE
The Public Safety, Transportation and Environment Subcommittee was created as the Public Safety, Transportation, Economic Development and Natural Resources Subcommittee. It reorganized under its present name in January 2000.

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