Section 41-5-18Legislative Committee on Public Accounts - Established; supervisory agency; membership; chairman and vice-chairman; election and terms of members; filling of vacancies.
There shall be a Legislative Committee on Public Accounts to exercise general supervision and control over the actions of the Chief Examiner and the Department of Examiners of Public Accounts. The Legislative Committee on Public Accounts shall have 12 members. Five members shall be elected by the House of Representatives from its membership and five members shall be elected by the Senate from its membership. The President of the Senate shall be a member of the committee and the chairman thereof. The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be a member of the committee and the vice-chairman thereof. Members of the committee shall be elected at the first regular session of each legislature and shall hold office, as long as they remain legislators, until their successors are elected at the next regular session. Vacancies shall be filled by the remaining members of the committee from members of the House of Representatives or the Senate, depending upon in which representation the vacancy occurs, until the next session of the Legislature, organizational, regular or special, at which time they shall be filled by the proper house.
(Acts 1947, No. 351, p. 231, §15.)