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§1402.  Joint legislative committee on federal oil overcharge monies

A.  A joint legislative committee, the Joint Committee on Federal Oil Overcharge Monies, shall consist of twelve members including the president of the Senate; and a member of the Senate Natural Resources Committee, a member of the Senate Education Committee, a member of the Senate Health and Welfare Committee, a member of the Senate and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a member of the Senate Committee on Finance, all appointed by the president; the speaker of the House of Representatives; and a member of the House Natural Resources and Environment Committee, a member of the House Education Committee, a member of the House Committee on Health and Welfare, a member of the House and Governmental Affairs Committee, and a member of the House Committee on Appropriations, all appointed by the speaker.  The joint committee shall be co-chaired by the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House.

B.  The Joint Committee on Federal Oil Overcharge Monies shall review the oil overcharge refund program as a whole and provide legislative guidance to the Department of Natural Resources relative to the development of state plans to expend federal oil overcharge refund monies.

C.  The members of the Joint Committee on Federal Oil Overcharge Monies shall receive the same per diem and travel allowance in the performance of their duties as is provided for them as members of the legislature.

D.  In the conduct of its studies and proceedings, the Joint Committee on Federal Oil Overcharge Monies shall utilize the personnel and services of the staff of the Senate and House of Representatives.  The Department of Natural Resources shall assist the committee in the performance of its duties and functions as the committee shall request.

Acts 1987, No. 508, §1, eff. July 9, 1987; Acts 2008, No. 580, §2.



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