Committee of the Whole Senate, North Carolina State Senate

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The Committee of the Whole Senate is a standing committee of the North Carolina State Senate.

Per Section 31 of the Senate Rules, committees of the North Carolina State Senate are assigned by the President Pro Tempore. The rules do not specify when or how often committees are assigned. The President Pro Tempore shall have the right and the authority to appoint the chair and vice-chair of each standing committee.[1] The President Pro Tempore and the Deputy President Pro Tempore shall serve as ex officio members of each standing committee and subcommittee.[2]

DocumentIcon.jpg See rules: Senate Resolution 1

Function

Notwithstanding the provisions of Rules 33, 34, and 35, the Senate may resolve into the Committee of the Whole Senate by motion. When such a motion is seconded, the President shall put the question without debate: "Shall the Senate resolve itself into the Committee of the Whole Senate for consideration of ________?, stating the matter or matters identified by the Chair of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate to be considered. Only the President Pro Tempore, the Deputy President Pro Tempore, or the Chair of the Committee on Rules and Operations of the Senate may move to resolve into the Committee of the Whole Senate. The Committee of the Whole Senate shall convene in the Senate Chambers and shall utilize electronic voting. Unless otherwise stated, the Rules and Operations of the Senate apply to the Committee of the Whole Senate and the Principal Clerk of the Senate shall be the Committee Assistant, but shall record committee activity on the Journal. The Chair shall be the President Pro Tempore of the Senate or his designee.[3][4]

Committee members

2013-2014 Session

No members were assigned during the 2013 legislative session.

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