The Government Administration and Elections Committee is a joint standing committee of the Connecticut General Assembly and contains members of the Senate and the House. In the Connecticut Legislature, there are no separate chamber committees.
Per each chamber's rules, committees of the Connecticut General Assembly are assigned by the President of the Senate and Speaker of the House. Committees are assigned at the start of each term. A majority of appointed members make up a committee's quorum. Neither the President nor the Speaker is recognized as an "ex officio" member of any committee.
See rules: Senate Rules
See rules: House Rules
See rules: Joint Rules
||A committee on GOVERNMENT ADMINISTRATION AND ELECTIONS that shall have cognizance of all matters relating to (A) (i) the Department of Administrative Services, including purchasing and central collections, but excluding personnel and labor relations, (ii) the administrative functions of the Office of Governmental Accountability, including the office's personnel and employment policies and information technology, (iii) the Freedom of Information Commission, the Office of State Ethics, the Citizen's Ethics Advisory Board and the State Elections Enforcement Commission, and (iv) the Department of Construction Services, except fire marshals, the fire safety code, the state building code and school building projects, (B) state government organization and reorganization, structures and procedures, (C) leasing, construction, maintenance, purchase and sale of state property and facilities, (D) state and federal relations, (E) interstate compacts, (F) compacts between the state and Indian tribes, (G) constitutional amendments, and (H) all matters relating to elections and election laws. Any bill favorably reported by another committee that authorizes the conveyance of real property, or any interest therein, by the state, or any resolution favorably reported by another committee that proposes a constitutional amendment shall be referred to the committee on Government Administration and Elections.
The following table describes committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Senate Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 18)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "House Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 20-d)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Joint Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 3-c-1)
- ↑ Connecticut General Assembly, "Joint Rules," accessed February 5, 2014(Rule 3-5)
- ↑ Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.