Pro-Tem Designate Bingman announces committees, organizational meeting Tuesday
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Published: 03-Jan-2011


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Published: 03-Jan-2011

As formal organization of the Legislature nears, Senate President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa, announced committee assignments for the 2011-12 sessions today (Monday, January 3, 2011). He had previously released the names of committee chairmen and vice-chairmen.

The Oklahoma State Senate will convene for an organizational meeting of the 2011 session at noon tomorrow (Tuesday, January 4).  In addition to the formal election of Senate Pro Tempore Designate Bingman for the 53rd Legislature, members will also adopt rules for the Senate before recessing and reconvening for a brief joint session with the House of Representatives. The 2011 legislative session will begin on Monday, February 7.

“The Oklahoma Senate is fortunate to have so many good and capable leaders,” said Bingman, a Sapulpa Republican.  “Committees have hard work ahead but these members are more than up for the task.  We had a lot of experience and talent to draw from when making these appointments.”

“I would also like to thank Minority Leader Senator Andrew Rice for helping to select Democrat membership,” Bingman added. Earlier today, Sen. Rice, an Oklahoma City Democrat, announced leadership positions within his minority caucus.

Last month, Bingman named his leadership team.

The State Senate’s Committee assignments for 2011-12 follow:

Agriculture and Rural Development Committee:

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Chairman

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Vice Chairman

Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City

Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton

Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Appropriations Committee:


Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City, Chairman

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Vice Chairman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman

Sen. Brian Bingman, R-Sapulpa

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Business and Commerce Committee:

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville

Sen. Jim Halligan. R-Stillwater

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa

Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant

Sen. Charlie Laster. D-Shawnee

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Education Committee:


Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Chairman

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Sen. Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee

Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne

Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman

Energy Committee:


Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman

Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne

Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada

Finance Committee:

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah

General Government Committee:


Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Chairman

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee, Vice Chairman

Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole

Sen. Bill Brown – R-Broken Arrow

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa

Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City

Health and Human Services Committee:

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore, Vice Chairman

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso

Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah

Judiciary Committee:

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore, Chairman

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa

Sen. Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee

Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne

Public Safety Committee:


Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Chairman

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee

Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Retirement and Insurance Committee:

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow, Chairman

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Choctaw, Vice Chairman

Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton

Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah

Rules Committee:

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher, Chairman

Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Vice Chairman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa

Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant

Sen. Andrew Rice, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Tourism and Wildlife Committee:


Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole, Chairman

Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant, Vice Chairman

Sen. David Myers, R-Ponca City

Sen. Patrick Anderson, R-Enid

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Transportation Committee:

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa, Chairman

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro, Vice Chairman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore

Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada

Veterans and Military Affairs Committee:

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City, Chairman

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City, Co-Chairman

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City

Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City

Appropriations Subcommittee on Education:

Sen. Jim Halligan, R-Stillwater, Chairman

Sen. John Ford, R-Bartlesville, Vice Chairman

Sen. Cliff Aldridge, R-Midwest City

Sen. Mike Mazzei, R-Tulsa

Sen. Gary Stanislawski, R-Tulsa

Sen. Josh Brecheen, R-Coalgate

Sen. Rick Brinkley, R-Owasso

Sen. Frank Simpson, R-Springer

Sen. Earl Garrison, D-Muskogee

Sen. Judy Eason McIntyre, D-Tulsa

Sen. Susan Paddack, D-Ada

Sen. John Sparks, D-Norman

Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government and Transportation:

Sen. Bryce Marlatt, R-Woodward, Chairman

Sen. Cliff Branan, R-Oklahoma City, Vice Chairman

Sen. Harry Coates, R-Seminole

Sen. Bill Brown, R-Broken Arrow

Sen. Anthony Sykes, R-Moore

Sen. Randy Bass, D-Lawton

Sen. Sean Burrage, D-Claremore

Sen. Charles Wyrick, D-Fairland

Appropriations Subcommittee on Health and Human Services:

Sen. Clark Jolley, R-Edmond, Chairman

Sen. Kim David, R-Wagoner, Vice Chairman

Sen. Dan Newberry, R-Tulsa

Sen. Mark Allen, R-Spiro

Sen. David Holt, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Tom Adelson, D-Tulsa

Sen. Constance Johnson, D-Oklahoma City

Sen. Jim Wilson, D-Tahlequah

Appropriations Subcommittee on Natural Resources:

Sen. Ron Justice, R-Chickasha, Chairman

Sen. Eddie Fields, R-Wynona, Vice Chairman

Sen. Rob Johnson, R-Kingfisher

Sen. Brian Crain, R-Tulsa

Sen. Roger Ballenger, D-Okmulgee

Sen. Jerry Ellis, D-Valliant

Appropriations Subcommittee on Public Safety and Judiciary:


Sen. Jonathan Nichols, R-Norman, Chairman

Sen. Don Barrington, R-Lawton, Vice Chairman

Sen. Jim Reynolds, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Steve Russell, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Ralph Shortey, R-Oklahoma City

Sen. Tom Ivester, D-Elk City

Sen. Charlie Laster, D-Shawnee

Sen. Richard Lerblance, D-Hartshorne

President Pro Tempore Designate Brian Bingman previously announced his selection of Sen. Mike Schulz, an Altus Republican, to serve as Floor Leader and he will serve as ex-officio member of all committees.

NOTE: Editor Patrick B. McGuigan contributed to this report. 

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