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Legislative Analyst
Marty Garrity
Administrative Assistant
Vicki Freeburn
Legislative Attorney
Jillian Thayer

The Legislative Council was established by Act 264 of 1949 to collect data and information upon which legislative decisions will be made during regular session of the General Assembly. The Bureau of Legislative Research of the Legislative Council is a service agency within the legislative department of government. All members of the General Assembly have access to the Bureau of Legislative Research. The Legislative Council is the supervisory committee for the Bureau of Legislative Research, and the council coordinates the activities of the various interim committees and through the various committees provides legislative oversight of the executive branch of government. The council consists of 36 regular members - 20 House members and 16 Senators. In addition, there are 24 ex-officio voting members and 5 ex-officio non-voting members.(A.C.A. 10-3-301)



Chair Chamber Member
Co-Chair Senator Senator Bill Sample
Co-Chair Representative Representative David L. Branscum
Vice-Chair Senator Senator Terry Rice
Vice-Chair Representative Representative Mark Lowery
Senator Senator Cecile Bledsoe
Senator Ronald Caldwell
Senator Alan Clark
Senator John Cooper
Senator Joyce Elliott
Senator Scott Flippo
Senator Stephanie Flowers
Senator Bart Hester
Senator Jeremy Hutchinson
Senator Missy Irvin
Senator David Johnson
Senator Uvalde Lindsey
Senator Bruce Maloch
Senator Jason Rapert
Senator Gary Stubblefield
Senator Jon Woods
Representative Representative Bob Ballinger
Representative Scott Baltz
Representative Nate Bell
Representative Gary Deffenbaugh
Representative Joe Farrer
Representative David Fielding
Representative Lanny Fite
Representative Greg Leding
Representative George B. McGill
Representative David Meeks
Representative Josh Miller
Representative Betty Overbey
Representative James Ratliff
Representative Chris Richey
Representative Jeff Wardlaw
Representative Marshall Wright
ex officio Senator Senator Linda Chesterfield
ex officio Senator Jonathan Dismang
ex officio Senator Jane English
ex officio Senator Jim Hendren
ex officio Senator Jimmy Hickey, Jr
ex officio Senator Keith Ingram
ex officio Senator Bryan King
ex officio Senator Bobby J. Pierce
ex officio Senator David J. Sanders
ex officio Senator Larry Teague
ex officio Representative Representative Eddie L. Armstrong
ex officio Representative Ken Bragg
ex officio Representative Mary Broadaway
ex officio Representative Andy Davis
ex officio Representative Jim Dotson
ex officio Representative Jon S. Eubanks
ex officio Representative Jeremy Gillam
ex officio Representative Kim Hammer
ex officio Representative Lane Jean
ex officio Representative Joe Jett
ex officio Representative Sue Scott
ex officio Representative David Whitaker