Standing Committee Members named for 2023 Legislative Session
November 23, 2022
Standing committees (also referred to as Session Committees) are established each session in the rules adopted for each house of the Legislature. Standing committees meet regularly to hear bills on assigned subject matter.
A standing committee plays a key role in the legislative process in the following ways:
- serving as the primary forum for face-to-face participation by citizens in the legislative process;
- using the collective expertise of its members to review, analyze, and amend proposed legislation regarding subjects within the committee’s purview;
- recommending the passage or disapproval of bills; and
- providing an opportunity for citizens to observe the workings of a representative democracy.
These committees will be very important to districts when it comes to our CD funding bill and other district-related legislation. Standing committee hearings will also be an important place for districts to give testimony during the session.