Rule 6.26. House Executive Committee
A. There shall be a special committee to be called the House Executive Committee which shall be composed of nineteen members as follows: ex officio, the Speaker and the Speaker Pro Tempore; and seventeen members appointed by the Speaker. Of the appointed members, at least one member shall be a resident of each of the congressional districts respectively.
B. The committee shall have advisory authority to make recommendations to the Speaker, other officers, and the Committee on House and Governmental Affairs concerning matters internal to the House including, without limitation, matters affecting House space and facilities, officers and employees, rules, administration, litigation or other issues of law, and budgetary and financial questions.
C.(1) The committee shall be divided into the following three standing subcommittees of at least five members each:
(a) Affairs of the House.
(b) Litigation and Legal Issues.
(2) The Speaker shall appoint the members of these standing subcommittees and shall designate one member of each to be its chairman. The Speaker, the Speaker Pro Tempore, and the chairman of the House Executive Committee shall serve ex officio on each standing subcommittee.
D.(1) The committee shall have the authority to establish an annual vouchered allotment for members of the House to be drawn by each member in monthly payments. This vouchered allotment shall be used exclusively for expenses incurred in the course and scope of duties as a member of the House such as rent for office space; electricity; water; gas; telephone; communication services; stationery; supplies; salary supplements for one or more of a member's legislative assistants; mileage or expense reimbursement for official travel in or out of state; and other expenses related to the holding or conduct of office.
(2) This allotment shall be set no later than March fifteenth of the first calendar year of each term of office. Once set, the allotment shall be effective until changed by the Executive Committee as provided in this Paragraph. This allotment shall be set or changed by the adoption of a resolution of the Executive Committee in an open public meeting. In addition, the amount of the allotment that may be used to supplement the salary of one or more of a member's legislative assistants shall be set or changed by the adoption of a resolution of the Executive Committee in an open public meeting.
HR 3, 1st Ex. Sess., 1980; HR 6, 1991, eff. Jan. 13, 1992; HR 1, 1996 Org. Sess.; HR 45, 1998, eff. May 20, 1998; HR 76, 2007, eff. June 27, 2007; HR 1, 2008 Org. Sess., eff. Jan. 15, 2008; HR 29, 2011, eff. June 21, 2011.