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Representative Pope serves as a member of the following committees:

  • Appropriations
  • Joint Legislative Committe on the Budget
  • Health and Welfare

Appropriations

Appropriations Committee Jurisdiction
To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • Appropriation of state funds.
  • Expenditure of funds.
  • General appropriation bill.
  • Deposit and investment of public monies.
  • Cash flow.
  • Study of economy and efficiency in the operation of government at all levels.
  • Budgetary requirements and procedures.
  • Central purchasing.
  • Fiscal controls.
  • Comprehensive state capital budget, after initial consideration by the Committee on Ways and Means in accordance with House Rule 6.8(C).
  • Professional, personal, and consulting services procurement as provided for in Chapter 16 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.
  • Public bid laws and public contracts as provided for in Chapter 17 of Title 39 of the Louisiana Revised Statutes of 1950.

Joint Legislative Committe on the Budget

Joint Legislative Committe on the Budget Jurisdiction
The committee may hold public hearings each year to review agency budget requests and the recommended executive budget and report its findings and recommendations two weeks prior to each regular legislative session. During the interim, the committee is authorized to approve or disapprove transfers of funds and to approve requests for use of interest earnings and for change orders for capital constructions projects. The committee is often extended broad authority to interpret and oversee implementation of legislative intent in regard to fiscal and budgetary matters.

Health and Welfare

Health and Welfare Committee Jurisdiction
To this committee shall be referred, in accordance with the rules, all legislative instruments, messages, petitions, memorials and other matters relating to the following subjects:
  • Institutions, health and welfare generally.
  • Hospitals, public or private.
  • Health offices and their administration.
  • Institutions and services for mentally retarded.
  • Mental Health institutions and facilities.
  • Geriatric hospitals.
  • Nursing homes.
  • Vocational rehabilitation including vocational rehabilitation homes.
  • Alcoholic rehabilitation.
  • Health and Human Resources Administration.
  • Tuberculosis sanatoriums.
  • Nurse's training programs.
  • Public welfare.
  • Old age assistance.
  • Private and local institutions of public welfare.
  • Research training and rehabilitation in the field of public welfare.
  • Regulation, licensing, or certification of health-related occupations and professions.


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