2018 Louisiana Laws
Revised Statutes
TITLE 24 - Legislature and Laws
RS 24:661 - Committee created; membership and composition

Universal Citation: LA Rev Stat § 24:661 (2018)

CHAPTER 10-A. JOINT LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEE ON

CAPITAL OUTLAY

§661. Committee created; membership and composition

A.(1) The Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, hereinafter referred to as the committee, is hereby created and established as the representative of the Legislature of Louisiana on capital outlay to assist that body in the analysis of the capital outlay needs of the state and its political subdivisions and the preparation and analysis of the capital outlay and omnibus bond bills as presented to the legislature.

(2) The committee shall provide the legislature with information relative to such responsibilities from a source created by and responsible solely to the members of the legislature. The committee shall report from time to time to the legislature its recommendations, thereby providing to the legislature comprehensive budgetary and fiscal information.

(3)(a) The committee shall be composed of:

(i) The members of the House Ways and Means Committee and the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee, or their successors.

(ii) The chairman of the House Appropriations Committee or a member of that committee designated by the chairman thereof.

(iii) The chairman of the Senate Finance Committee or a member of that committee designated by the chairman thereof.

(iv) The speaker of the House of Representatives and four members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker.

(v) The president of the Senate and four members of the Senate appointed by the president.

(vi) The chairman of the Joint Highway Priority Construction Committee who, if a member of the House of Representatives, shall be one of the four members appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; however, if the chairman is a senator he shall be one of the four members appointed by the president of the Senate.

(b) If any member of the House Ways and Means Committee or the Senate Revenue and Fiscal Affairs Committee no longer wishes or is unable to serve, the presiding officer of the respective body shall appoint another member to serve in the place of that member on the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay.

(4) No action shall be taken by the committee or by a joint subcommittee thereof except by the favorable vote of a majority of the members. A quorum of the committee or a joint subcommittee shall consist of a majority of the total membership thereof.

B. The committee may establish an executive committee thereof to be composed of not more than seventeen members, such committee to perform any administrative functions or exercise any administrative powers of the committee which are assigned or granted to the committee by law, rule, or resolution or to which it succeeds under the provisions of this Chapter.

C. The committee shall select a chairman, a vice chairman, and such other officers as it deems necessary.

D. The members of the committee shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance in the performance of their duties as is provided for standing committees of the legislature.

Acts 1984, No. 491, §1; Acts 1990, No. 208, §1.

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