Current Status Bill Number:
4404Type of Legislation: House Resolution HRIntroducing Body: HouseIntroduced Date: 19980114Primary Sponsor: Rules Committee HR 29All Sponsors: Rules CommitteeDrafted Document Number: pt\1469dw.98Date Bill Passed both Bodies: 19980114Subject: General Assembly, Rules, House of Representatives, Committees, appointment of chairmen by Speaker
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TO AMEND RULE 1.9 OF THE RULES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, RELATING TO THE APPOINTMENT OF MEMBERS TO COMMITTEES BY THE SPEAKER, SO AS TO GIVE THE SPEAKER THE AUTHORITY TO APPOINT THE COMMITTEE CHAIRMEN INSTEAD OF BEING ELECTED BY THE MEMBERS OF EACH STANDING COMMITTEE, AND PROVIDE THAT THE MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEGISLATIVE ETHICS COMMITTEE AND THE COMMITTEE ON OPERATIONS AND MANAGEMENT OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES MUST ELECT THEIR CHAIRMEN.
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives:
That Rule 1.9 of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read:
"1.9 All committees shall be appointed by the Speaker, unless otherwise provided for by law, except Senatorial and Gubernatorial appointees and ex officio members of the House. The Speaker shall name the members constituting each committee in alphabetical order, and the Chairman shall be elected by the several committees Speaker shall appoint the committee chairmen for the standing committees. Provided, however, that the committee chairmen for the House of Representatives Legislative Ethics Committee and the Committee on Operations and Management of the House of Representatives shall be elected by the several members of those committees. The committee committees may at its their discretion elect a Vice Chairman and such other officers as it they may choose."