The 92nd General Assembly began Monday, and for the first time the House Speaker appointed all committee assignments, including chairs and vice chairs. Rep. Mathew Shepherd (R-El Dorado) will serve as the house speaker and has released his committee assignments for the 92nd General Assembly.
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House committees have 20 members, with a Chairperson and Vice-Chair.
Rep. Joe Jett (R-Success) will return as Chair of perhaps the most powerful committee – Revenue and Taxation.
The other chairs are:
Education – Bruce Cozart (R- Hot Springs), Chair
Judiciary – Carol Dalby (R – Texarkana), Chair
Public Health, Welfare and Labor – Jack Ladyman (R – Jonesboro), Chair
Public Transportation – Mike Holcomb (R – Pine Bluff), Chair
Aging, Children and Youth, Legislative, Military Affairs – Charlene Fite (R – Van Buren), Chair
Agriculture, Forestry, and Economic Development – Dan Douglas (R – Bentonville), Chair
City, County, Local – Lanny Fite (R – Benton), Chair
Insurance and Commerce – Mark Lowery (R – Maumelle), Chair
State Agencies – Dwight Tosh (R – Jonesboro), Chair