§801. Creation of Committee

Link to law: http://legislature.vermont.gov/statutes/section/02/023/00801
Published: 2015

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801. Creation of Committee

(a) There is

created a Joint Legislative Justice Oversight Committee whose membership shall

be appointed each biennial session of the General Assembly. The Committee shall

exercise oversight over the Department of Corrections and work with and provide

assistance to other legislative committees on matters related to juvenile

justice and criminal justice policies.

(b) The

Committee shall be composed of 10 members: five members of the House of

Representatives, who shall not all be from the same party, appointed by the

Speaker of the House; and five members of the Senate, who shall not all be from

the same party, appointed by the Committee on Committees. In addition to one

member-at-large appointed from each chamber, one appointment shall be made from

each of the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations and on Judiciary, the

Senate Committees on Health and Welfare and on Institutions, and the House

Committees on Corrections and Institutions and on Human Services.

(c) The Committee

shall elect a chair, vice chair, and clerk from among its members and shall

adopt rules of procedure. The Chair shall rotate biennially between the House

and the Senate members. The Committee shall keep minutes of its meetings and

maintain a file thereof. A quorum shall consist of six members.

(d) When the

General Assembly is in session, the Committee shall meet at the call of the

Chair. The Committee may meet six times during adjournment, and may meet more

often subject to approval of the Speaker of the House and the President Pro

Tempore of the Senate.

(e) For

attendance at a meeting when the General Assembly is not in session, members of

the Committee shall be entitled to compensation for services and reimbursement

of expenses as provided under subsection 406(a) of this title.

(f) The

professional and clerical services of the Joint Fiscal Office and the Office of

Legislative Council shall be available to the Committee. (Added 2005, No. 63, §

19; amended 2007, No. 64, § 5; 2007, No. 179 (Adj. Sess.), § 20; 2015, No. 58, §