Colorado Senate Republicans Announce Committee Assignments

Denver -- Colorado Senate Republicans today announced committee assignments for the 2017 legislative session. New Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert (R-Parker) said they reflected the "more horizontal" management philosophy Senate Republicans will be using going forward. 

"Our goal when making assignments was to diversify rather than concentrate power, which gets more of our members involved in the leadership of committees and strategic planning on the issues they handle," explained Holbert. "A lot of thought also was given to how the committee chairs and vice-chairs will work together as a team. It isn't our goal to run a top-town kind of operation, but to ensure that committee members have a lot of say in what bills they want to sponsor and consider, giving them a much greater voice in where our caucus is heading."

The new assignments are as follows:

Senate Business, Labor and Technology:

Senator Jack Tate, Chair

Senator Tim Neville, Vice Chair

Senator-elect Kevin Priola

Senator-elect Jim Smallwood

Senate Health and Human Services:

Senator-elect Jim Smallwood, Chair

Senator Beth Martinez Humenik, Vice Chair

Senator Larry Crowder

Senate Judiciary:

Senator-elect Bob Gardner, Chair

Senator John Cooke, Vice Chair

Senate District 6 vacancy

Senate Local Government:

Senator Beth Martinez Humenik, Chair

Senator-elect Bob Gardner, Vice Chair

Senator Larry Crowder

Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs:

Senator Ray Scott, Chair

Senator Vicki Marble, Vice Chair

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

Senate Transportation:

Senator Randy Baumgardner, Chair

Senator John Cooke, Vice Chair

Senator Ray Scott

Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy:

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg, Chair

Senator Randy Baumgardner, Vice Chair

Senator John Cooke

Senator Vicki Marble

Senate District 6 vacancy

Senator Ray Scott

Senate Finance:

Senator Tim Neville, Chair

Senator Owen Hill, Vice Chair

Senator Jack Tate

Senate Education:

Senator Owen Hill, Chair

Senator-elect Kevin Priola, Vice Chair

Senator-elect Bob Gardner

Senator Tim Neville

Senate Appropriations:

Senator Kevin Lundberg, Chair

Senator Kent Lambert, Vice Chair

Senator-elect Bob Gardner

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

Committee on Legal Services:

Senator-elect Bob Gardner, Chair

Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert

Senator Cooke

Legislative Council:

Senate President-elect Kevin Grantham

Senate Majority Leader Chris Holbert

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

Senator Vicki Marble

Senator Ray Scott

Joint Technology Committee:

Senator Jack Tate

Senator Beth Martinez Humenik

Legislative Audit Committee

Senator Tim Neville

Senator-elect Jim Smallwood

Capital Development Committee:

Senator Randy Baumgardner

Senator Jerry Sonnenberg

The following changes to committee sizes also were announced:

Senate Business, Labor and Technology:

4 majority and 3 minority members

Senate Judiciary:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate State, Veterans and Military Affairs:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate Agriculture, Natural Resources and Energy:

6 majority and 5 minority members

Senate Education:

4 majority and 3 minority members

Senate Health and Human Services:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate Local Government:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate Transportation:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate Finance:

3 majority and 2 minority members

Senate Appropriations:

4 majority and 3 minority members

Please direct questions to Sean Paige at 719-337-0355. 

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