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Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review Committee, Mississippi State Legislature

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The Joint Legislative Committee on Performance Evaluation and Expenditure Review, or PEER Committee, is a joint standing committee of the Mississippi State Legislature. The committee is made up of seven senators and seven representatives.[1]

Function

Created in 1973, PEER provides the Legislature with timely and accurate information on Mississippi state government in order to enable that body to perform its function of legislative oversight. PEER analyzes state agency programs and operations and helps the Legislature make state government more effective, efficient and accountable. The forms which PEER analyses take include:
  • performance evaluations,
  • investigations,
  • and expenditure reviews.[1][2]
A committee of the senate and house of representatives to be known as a joint legislative committee on performance evaluation and expenditure review, (hereinafter committee), is hereby created for the purpose of conducting performance evaluations, investigations and examinations of expenditures and all records, relating thereto, of any agency at any time as the committee deems necessary. Provided further the committee shall perform a complete audit of all funds expended by the highway department. The committee shall submit its findings, conclusions and reports to the Mississippi legislature no later than the first day of the second full week of each regular session of the legislature.[3][2]

Members

2012-2015

PEER Committee, Senate Members, 2012
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Kelvin ButlerVidet Carmichael
Sampson JacksonNancy Adams Collins, Chair
Tommy Gollott
Gary Jackson
Perry Lee
PEER Committee, House Members, 2012
Democratic members (2)Republican members (5)
Kimberly Campbell BuckRichard Bennett
Percy WatsonBecky Currie, Vice Chair
Steve Horne
Margaret Rogers, Secretary
Ray Rogers

2011-2012

Senators

Republican Party Republicans (6)

Democratic Party Democrats (1)

Representatives

Republican Party Republicans (1)

Democratic Party Democrats (6)

External links

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Mississippi Legislature, "PEER Committee - Frequently Asked Questions," accessed January 31, 2014
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. State of Mississippi, Miss. Code Ann. § 5-3-51, accessed February 3, 2014