(a) There shall be three principal types of legislative study committees. One principal type of legislative study committee shall be known as “special committees.”
The legislative coordinating council shall appoint members of the legislature to serve
as members of various special committees. From the members so appointed, the legislative coordinating council shall appoint
one member as the chairman of that special committee and one member as vice-chairman
thereof. A second principal type of legislative study committee shall be the individual standing
committees of the house of representatives and senate.
(b) The legislative coordinating council may appoint, or authorize a special committee
or a standing committee to appoint, one or more advisory committees. Whenever an advisory committee is appointed or authorized by the legislative coordinating
council, the function and mode of operation of the advisory committee shall be prescribed
by the legislative coordinating council.
(c) The third principal type of legislative study committee shall be known as “select
committees.” Select committees shall be created by resolution of the house of representatives,
resolution of the senate or by concurrent resolution. Any such resolution or concurrent resolution shall specify the manner in which the
membership of the select committee shall be selected, all of which shall be legislators.
Any such resolution or concurrent resolution shall specify the subject to be studied,
the time that report is to be made thereon and the manner of selection of the chairman
and vice-chairman of the select committee, but shall not specify other incidents related
to procedure for the study.
(d) Members of special committees and select committees shall be so appointed that
the minority party has representation thereon.
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