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Chapter 5 Standing And Select Committees: 27 Membership



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CHAPTER 5

STANDING AND SELECT COMMITTEES

General committee provisions

27 Membership

(1) Except as otherwise provided, the senators to serve on a committee shall be nominated by the mover, and if one senator so requires, they shall be selected by ballot.

(2) A senator may be discharged from attending a committee and another senator appointed, either by nomination or ballot, after notice.

(3) The President shall not be elected to any committee other than one of which the President is an ex officio member.

(4) If the Deputy President is elected to serve on a committee and declines to do so, another senator shall be elected.

(5) A senator shall not sit on a committee if the senator has a conflict of interest in relation to the inquiry of the committee.

(6) Where a committee is empowered to appoint sub-committees, each sub-committee shall have at least one member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Government in the Senate and at least one member appointed to the committee on the nomination of the Leader of the Opposition in the Senate.

(amended 13 February 1997)