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So what exactly is a conference committee?
by: Lauren Tice Miller, Director of Government Relations & Elections
Conference Committees are comprised of three legislators from the House and three legislators in the Senate. These legislators typically consist of the Chair, Vice-Chair, and Ranking Minority member of the bill’s corresponding committee. The conference committee only meets when changes have been made to a bill and those changes must then be negotiated based on the positions of each chamber. It is not uncommon for additional bills to be bundled in conference committee and sent to each chamber for approval. For example, a good bill may be bundled with several bad bills in hopes of catching enough votes to get it all across the finish line.