Joint Legislative Oversight Committee, Idaho State Legislature

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The Joint Legislative Oversight Committee is a standing committee of the Idaho Legislature.

Function

The joint legislative oversight committee shall have the following powers:
  • To direct the director of legislative performance evaluations in accordance with section 67-461, Idaho Code, to review the performance of any state agency or program and to prepare reports for submission to the joint legislative oversight committee.
  • To contract with private individuals or entities for the conduct of performance evaluations or portions thereof.
  • To examine witnesses, to require the appearance of any person and the production of papers or records, including books, accounts, documents, computer records, and other materials, and to order the appearance of any person for the purpose of producing papers or records, including books, accounts, documents, computer records, and other materials, as is provided other legislative committees.
  • To administer oaths to witnesses appearing before the committee when, by a majority vote, the committee deems the administration of an oath necessary and advisable as provided by law.
  • To determine that a witness has perjured himself by testifying falsely before the committee, and to direct the attorney general to institute legal proceedings as provided by law.
  • To conduct meetings at such times as the cochairmen deem necessary.
  • To issue subpoenas upon the signature of either of the cochairmen; provided that the district court in and for the county in which any inquiry, evaluation, investigation, hearing or proceeding may take place shall have the power to compel obedience by proceedings for contempt, as in the case of disobedience of the requirements of a subpoena issued from the court or the refusal to testify or produce papers or records, including books, accounts, documents, computer records, and other materials, in court.[1][2]

Membership

There is hereby created the joint legislative oversight committee which shall be appointed as follows: the president pro tempore of the senate shall appoint majority party members of the senate, the senate minority leader shall appoint minority party members of the senate, the speaker of the house of representatives shall appoint majority party members of the house of representatives and the minority leader of the house of representatives shall appoint minority party members of the house of representatives.[3][2]

2013-2014

The following tables describe committee membership at the beginning of the 2013 legislative session.

Senate

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (2)
Elliot WerkDean M. Mortimer, Co-chair
Les BockClifford R. Bayer

House

Joint Legislative Oversight Committee Members, 2013
Democratic members (2)Republican members (2)
Shirley Ringo, Co-chairGayle L. Batt
Elaine SmithMaxine Bell

2011-2012

The following tables describe committee membership for the 2011 legislative session.

Senate

House

2009-2010

The following tables describe committee membership for the 2009 legislative session.

House

External links

References

  1. Idaho State Legislature, "Idaho Statutes," accessed January 28, 2014(Statute 67-460)
  2. 2.0 2.1 Note: This text is quoted verbatim from the original source. Any inconsistencies are attributed to the original source.
  3. Idaho State Legislature, "Idaho Statutes," accessed January 28, 2014(Statute 67-437)