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Description of Role

  • Each of the Committees will have a Senate and House Chair.
  • The Senate Chair will make the sure the House Chair be the presiding officer for that committee for a couple of public hearings and work sessions..
  • The House Chair must also report of the Committee action to the House. When the Speaker of the House asks for a recommendation on a bill it is the job of the House Chair to stand and make that recommendation, it is in most cases the recommendation of the committee but the House Chair may make any recommendation they wish.
  • They also must provide the full House with information such as testimony of lobbyists that was important to the action that the committee took



  • Be the sponsor of 1 bill that will be assigned to their committee
  • Be familiar with all of the bills that are designated to come to your committee, so you can be prepared for the issues that you will be discussing.
  • Be familiar with the procedures of testifying at a committee, and how to correctly run a Public Hearing, and Work Session.
  • Insure that your committee utilizes the entire time scheduled for Public Hearings and Work Sessions, to be sure that every bill on your committee receives a quality hearing, and that everyone interested in speaking for or against the bill has the opportunity.
  • Present Committee Actions to the House members during House debate on bills.
  • Lead your committee to the selection of 1 bill to be nominated as the Best Bill Award Winner
  • Serve as a member of the House


Attend the Leadership Session:

Both House and Senate Chairs will attend the Thursday night leadership event


Scripts or additional Information:

Click here to download Script for Running a Public Hearing

Click here to download Script for running a Work Session

Click here to download Testifying at a Public Hearing