Joint Rule No. 8. Joint Committees; Quorum; Vote Required; Rotation of Officers of Certain Joint Legislative Bodies
A. No action shall be taken by a joint committee created under authority of Senate Rule 13.12 and House Rule 14.16, by concurrent resolution, or pursuant to study request, or by a joint subcommittee thereof, except by the favorable vote of a majority of the members thereof from each house present and voting, each house voting separately, a quorum of the joint committee or subcommittee being present.
B. A quorum of a joint committee or a joint subcommittee shall consist of a majority of the total membership thereof.
C. A joint committee meeting shall constitute a meeting of the respective House and Senate committees or subcommittees, and notice of the joint committee meeting shall constitute notice of the respective House and Senate committees or subcommittees, and the respective committees or subcommittees of each house may take independent action at such meeting.
D. The position of chairman, vice chairman, and any other officer for the Legislative Audit Advisory Council, the Joint Legislative Committee on the Budget, and the Joint Legislative Committee on Capital Outlay, or any joint subcommittee thereof, shall rotate in even-numbered years on the second Monday in January between the members of the House of Representatives and the members of the Senate who serve on each such joint legislative body. The members of each such joint legislative body shall, in selecting such officers as provided by law, take the action necessary to ensure the implementation of the provisions of this Paragraph.
Mason's Manual: Sec. 653-659
SCR 109, 1976; SCR 3, 1st Ex. Sess., 1981; SCR 4, 1st Ex. Sess., 1998.