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JBC-SPECIAL LANGUAGE

Staff Member
Mildred Hamilton

Secretary
Teresa Tripp
Makes recommendations to the Joint Budget Committee (JBC) on "Special Language" included in appropriation bills pertaining to the fiscal and programmatic operations of state agencies, boards, commissions, and institutions of higher education. Special Language is generally temporary. The language can be used to allow transfers of appropriation, funds, positions and programs. It discusses the intent of the General Assembly. It can place restrictions on certain actions, grant full flexibility to perform certain actions, require review, reporting or both by the Legislative Council or Joint Budget Committee either prior to an action being taken or after the action takes place. During a Regular Session, the JBC Special Language Subcommittee receives any bills that include Special Language with changes/mark-up from previous acts or new special language that was recommended by the ALC/JBC Special Language Subcommittee during the fall budget hearings. The JBC Special Language Subcommittee also makes recommendations on proposed member amendments to Special Language and any member bills or Governor Letters with new special language.
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ChairSenatorSenator Jon Woods
ChairRepresentativeRepresentative Stephen Meeks
Vice-ChairSenatorSenator Bruce Maloch
  Senator Cecile Bledsoe
  Senator David Burnett
  Senator Joyce Elliott
  Senator Jim Hendren
  Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr
 RepresentativeRepresentative Andy Davis
  Representative Dan M. Douglas
  Representative Monte Hodges
  Representative Douglas House
  Representative Joe Jett
  Representative Matthew J. Shepherd
ex officioSenatorSenator Jonathan Dismang
ex officio Senator Larry Teague
ex officioRepresentativeRepresentative Jeremy Gillam
ex officio Representative Lane Jean
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