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JOINT LEGISLATIVE JUSTICE OVERSIGHT COMMITTEE
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.
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.
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.
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, §