Alabama House of Representatives

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Alabama House of Representatives
Alabama Legislature
Coat of arms or logo
Type
Type Lower house
Term limits None
History
New session started March 1, 2011
Leadership
Speaker of the House Mike Hubbard, (R)
Since November 3, 2010
Speaker pro Tempore Victor Gaston, (R)
Since November 3, 2010
Majority Leader Micky Hammon, (R)
Since January 12, 2011
Minority Leader Craig Ford, (D)
Since November 3, 2010
Structure
Seats 105
Composition of the Alabama House of Representatives
Political groups Republican Party (66)
Democratic Party (38)
Independent (1)
Length of term 4 years
Authority Article IV, Alabama Constitution
Salary $10/day + per diem
Elections
Last election November 2, 2010
(105 seats)
Next election November 4, 2014
(105 seats)
Redistricting Legislative Control
Meeting place
Alabama House of Representatives.jpg
House of Representatives
Alabama State Capitol
Montgomery, Alabama
Website
Alabama House of Representatives

The Alabama House of Representatives is the lower house of the Alabama Legislature, the state legislature of the US state of Alabama. The House is composed of 105 members representing an equal amount of districts, with each constituency containing at least 42,380 citizens. There are no term limits in the House. The House is also one of the five lower houses of state legislatures in the United States that is elected every four years. Virtually all other lower houses, including the United States House of Representatives, are elected for a two-year term

The House meets at the Alabama State House in Montgomery.

Powers and process

All revenue-raising matters must originate in the Alabama House, just as in the Congress of the United States. The House must have a quorum to conduct business, and a majority of a quorum can pass any bill except a constitutional amendment, which requires a three-fifths vote of all those elected. An appropriation to a non-government organization, such as a private college, requires a two-thirds vote of those elected.

Membership

The Alabama House of Representatives is composed of 105 members, chosen from an equal amount of districts across the state. Each member represents a district of approximately 40,000 people,1 and is elected to a four-year term. Members of the House at the time of their election must have been citizens of Alabama for three years, and have lived in their respective districts for at least one year immediately preceding their election. The Speaker of the House, currently Mike Hubbard,2 is a member of the body and is elected by his colleagues to serve as its presiding officer.

Members of the House are paid a salary of ten dollars per day, plus expenses other than travel in an amount fixed by joint resolution of the legislature.

Leadership

Seal of the Speaker

The Speaker of the House presides over the House of Representatives. The Speaker is elected by the majority party caucus followed by confirmation of the full House through the passage of a House Resolution. In addition to presiding over the body, the Speaker is also the chief leadership position and controls the flow of legislation and committee assignments. Other House leaders, such as the majority and minority leaders, are elected by their respective party caucuses relative to their party's strength in the chamber.

Composition

Affiliation Party
(Shading indicates majority caucus)
Total
Democratic Ind Republican Vacant
End of previous legislature 60 0 43 103 2
Begin (March 2011)3 39 0 65 104 1
May 11, 20114 66 105 0
June 20115 65 104 1
June 27, 20116 64 103 2
August 30, 20117 65 104 1
November 29, 20118 66 105 0
August 1, 20129 65 104 1
August 31, 201210 64 103 2
December 3, 201211 63 102 3
December 8, 201212 38 101 4
December 12, 201213 64 102 3
December 13, 201214 65 103 2
February 4, 201315 37 1
May 7, 201316 66 104 1
June 201317 38 105 0
Latest voting share 36.2% 63.8%

House roster

District Name Party Residence First elected Counties represented
1 Greg Burdine Dem Florence 2010 Lauderdale
2 Lynn Greer Rep Florence 2002 Lauderdale
3 Marcel Black Dem Tuscumbia 1990 Colbert
4 Micky Hammon Rep Decatur 2002 Limestone, Morgan
5 Dan Williams Rep Athens 2010 Limestone
6 Phil Williams Rep Harvest 2009 Madison
7 Ken Johnson Rep Hillsboro 2010 Lawrence, Winston
8 Terri Collins Rep Decatur 2010 Morgan
9 Ed Henry Rep Hartselle 2010 Morgan, Cullman
10 Mike Ball Rep Madison 2002 Madison
11 Randall Shedd Rep Cullman 2013 Blount, Cullman, Morgan
12 Mac Buttram Rep Cullman 2010 Cullman
13 Bill Roberts Rep Jasper 2010 Walker
14 Richard Baughn Rep Carbon Hill 2010 Tuscaloosa, Walker, Winston
15 Allen Farley Rep Pleasant Grove 2010 Jefferson
16 Daniel Boman Dem Fayette 2010 Fayette, Lamar, Tuscaloosa
17 Mike Millican Rep Hamilton 1990 Marion, Winston
18 Johnny Mack Morrow Dem Red Bay 1990 Colbert, Franklin
19 Laura Hall Dem Huntsville 1993 Madison
20 Howard Sanderford Rep Huntsville 1989 Madison
21 Jim Patterson Rep Meridianville 2010 Madison
22 Wayne Johnson Rep New Hope 2010 Madison, Jackson
23 John Robinson Dem Scottsboro 1994 Jackson
24 Todd Greeson Rep Ider 1998 DeKalb
25 Mac McCutcheon Rep Capshaw 2006 Limestone, Madison
26 Kerry Rich Rep Albertville 2010 DeKalb, Marshall
27 Wes Long Rep Guntersville 2010 Marshall
28 Craig Ford Dem Gadsden 2000 Etowah
29 Becky Nordgren Rep Gadsden 2010 DeKalb, Etowah
30 Mack Butler Rep Gadsden 2012 Etowah, St. Clair
31 Charles Barrett Mask Rep Wetumpka 2006 Coosa, Elmore
32 Barbara Boyd Dem Anniston 1994 Calhoun, Talladega
33 Ronald Johnson Rep Sylacauga 1978 Coosa, Talladega
34 David Standridge Rep Oneonta 2012 Blount, Jefferson
35 Steve Hurst Rep Munford 1998 Etowah, Talladega
36 Randy Wood Rep Anniston 2002 Calhoun, St. Clair
37 Richard Laird Ind Roanoke 1978 Chambers, Clay, Randolph
38 DuWayne Bridges Rep Valley 2000 Chambers, Lee
39 Richard Lindsey Dem Centre 1983 Cherokee, Cleburne, DeKalb
40 K. L. (Koven) Brown Rep Jacksonville 2010 Calhoun
41 Mike Hill Rep Columbiana 1986 Shelby
42 Kurt Wallace Rep Clanton 2010 Chilton, Shelby
43 Mary Sue McClurkin Rep Pelham 1998 Jefferson, Shelby
44 Arthur Payne Rep Trussville 1978 Jefferson
45 Dickie Drake Rep Leeds 2011 St. Clair, Jefferson
46 Paul DeMarco Rep Homewood 2005 Jefferson
47 Jack Williams Rep Birmingham 2004 Jefferson
48 Jim Carns Rep Vestavia Hills 2011 Jefferson, Shelby
49 April Weaver Rep Alabaster 2010 Bibb, Shelby
50 Jim McClendon Rep Springville 2002 St. Clair, Shelby
51 Allen Treadaway Rep Morris 2006 Jefferson
52 John Rogers Dem Birmingham 1982 Jefferson
53 Demetrius Newton Dem Birmingham 1986 Jefferson
54 Patricia Todd Dem Birmingham 2006 Jefferson
55 Rod Scott Dem Fairfield 2006 Jefferson
56 Lawrence McAdory Dem 2009 Jefferson
57 Merika Coleman Dem Birmingham 2002 Jefferson
58 Oliver Robinson Dem Birmingham 1998 Jefferson
59 Mary Moore Dem Birmingham 2002 Jefferson
60 Juandalynn Givan Dem Birmingham 2010 Jefferson
61 Alan Harper Rep Aliceville 2006 Pickens, Tuscaloosa
62 John Merrill Rep Tuscaloosa 2010 Tuscaloosa
63 Bill Poole Rep Tuscaloosa 2010 Tuscaloosa
64 Harry Shiver Rep Bay Minette 2006 Baldwin, Conecuh, Escambia, Monroe
65 Elaine Beech Dem Chatom 2009 Choctaw, Clarke, Washington
66 Alan Baker Rep Brewton 2006 Baldwin, Escambia
67 Darrio Melton Dem Selma 2010 Dallas
68 Thomas Jackson Dem Thomasville 1994 Choctaw, Clarke, Conecuh, Marengo, Monroe
69 David Colston Dem Camden 2010 Autauga, Dallas, Lowndes, Wilcox
70 Christopher England Dem Tuscaloosa 2006 Tuscaloosa
71 Artis J. McCampbell Dem Demopolis 2006 Greene, Marengo, Sumter, Tuscaloosa
72 Ralph Anthony Howard Dem Greensboro 2005 Hale, Marengo, Perry, Bibb
73 Joe Hubbard Dem Montgomery 2010 Montgomery
74 Dimitri Polizos Rep Montgomery 2013 Montgomery
75 Greg Wren Rep Montgomery 2006 Montgomery, Elmore
76 Thad McClammy Dem Montgomery 1994 Montgomery
77 John Knight Dem Montgomery 1993 Montgomery
78 Alvin Holmes Dem Montgomery 1974 Montgomery
79 Mike Hubbard Rep Auburn 1998 Lee
80 Lesley Vance Rep Phenix City 2006 Lee, Russell
81 Mark Tuggle Rep Alexander City 2010 Lee, Tallapoosa
82 Pebblin Warren Dem Tuskegee Institute 2005 Bullock, Lee, Macon
83 George Bandy Dem Opelika 1994 Lee, Russell
84 Berry Forte Dem Clayton 2010 Barbour, Bullock, Russell
85 Dexter Grimsley Dem Abbeville 2010 Henry, Houston
86 Paul Lee Rep 2010 Houston
87 Donnie Chesteen Rep Geneva 2010 Geneva, Houston
88 Paul Beckman Rep Prattville 2010 Autauga, Elmore
89 Alan Boothe Rep Troy 1998 Dale, Pike
90 Charles Newton Dem Greenville 1989 Butler, Conecuh, Crenshaw
91 Barry Moore Rep Elba 2010 Coffee
92 Mike Jones Rep Andalusia 2010 Covington, Escambia
93 Steve Clouse Rep Ozark 1994 Dale, Houston
94 Joe Faust Rep Fairhope 2004 Baldwin
95 Steve McMillan Rep Bay Minette 1982 Baldwin
96 Randy Davis Rep Daphne 2002 Baldwin, Mobile
97 Adiline Clarke Dem 2013 Mobile
98 Napoleon Bracy Dem Saraland 2010 Mobile
99 James Buskey Dem Mobile 1976 Mobile
100 Victor Gaston Rep Mobile 1982 Mobile
101 Jamie Ison Rep Mobile 2002 Mobile
102 Chad Fincher Rep Semmes 2006 Mobile
103 Joseph Mitchell Dem Mobile 1994 Mobile
104 Jim Barton Rep Mobile 2006 Mobile
105 David Sessions Rep Grand Bay 2011 Mobile

Committees

Current committees include: 18

See also

Notes

References

  1. ^ Article IV, Section 50 of the Alabama Constitution.
  2. ^ http://www.legislature.state.al.us/house/houseleaders.html
  3. ^ Republican Spencer Collier (District 105) resigned in January, in anticipation of becoming head of the Alabama Department of Homeland Security.
  4. ^ Republican David Sessions elected to succeed Collier.
  5. ^ Republican Greg Canfield (District 48) resigned to take office as director of the Alabama Development Office.
  6. ^ Republican Owen Drake (District 45) died.
  7. ^ Republican Jim Carns elected to succeed Canfield.
  8. ^ Republican Dickie Drake elected to succeed Drake.
  9. ^ Republican Blaine Galliher (District 30) resigned to take a job with the Governor's office.
  10. ^ Republican Elwyn Thomas (District 34) resigned to take office as executive director of the Alabama Manufactured Housing Commission
  11. ^ Republican Jeremy Oden (District 11) resigned to take office on the Alabama Public Service Commission.
  12. ^ Democrat Yvonne Kennedy (District 97) died.
  13. ^ Republican David Standridge sworn in to succeed Thomas.
  14. ^ Republican Mack Butler sworn in to succeed Galliher.
  15. ^ Richard Laird (District 37) switched parties from Democratic to Independent. [1]
  16. ^ Republican Randall Shedd elected to succeed Oden.
  17. ^ Democrat Adiline Clarke sworn in to succeed Kennedy.
  18. ^ "Alabama House Committees". Open States. Sunlight Foundation. 4-9-2014. Retrieved 4-9-2014. 

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