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Northern Marianas Commonwealth Legislature

Committees of the Senate, 22nd Commonwealth Legislature:

Committee on Rules and Procedures

Section 1.  Committee on Rules and Procedures.

(a)  The Committee on Rules and Procedures shall consist of the President, Vice President, Floor Leader, and the  Senate Legislative Secretary.  This committee shall be the policy-making body of theSenate and shall have the following duties:

     (1) Consider and report on all proposed amendments to these rules; and 

     (2) To consider all matters concerning the properties, inventory and use of physical space and premises of the Senate and recommend appropriate action to the President.

(b)  The Rules Committee shall continue in existence during any recess of the Senate, and after final adjournment until the convening of the next Legislature.

(c)  In performing its duties under section (a) of this sectio, action by the Rules Committee shall require a majority vote of the entire membership of the Committee.

(d)  The Rules Committee Chair shall perform the duties as defined in Rule 2, section 5 in the absense of the Senate Legislative Secretary.

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Executive Appointments & Government Investigations

Section 5.  Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations.

The Committee on Executive Appointments and Government Investigations shall consist of not more than Six (6) members.  It shall be the duty of this Committee to consider and report on all bills, resolutions and other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to the advice and consent of the Senate on executive appointments; legislative appointments; investigations on alleged criminal acts of government corruption and related subjects.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction.

Tel: 670-664-8922
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Fiscal Affairs

Section 2.  Committee on Fiscal Affairs.  

The Committee on Fiscal Affairs shall strictly consist of only the chairpersons of each respective Senate standing committee.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and report on all bills, resolutions, or other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to the finances and financial administration of the Northern Marianas or any of the municipalities thereof, such subjects to include but not be limited to tax and non-tax revenues, budgets, expenditures, appropriations, loans, debts, claims funding arrangements, accounting and audits, proposed, hotel casino, poker machines, electronic gaming, internet gaming and other gaming activities,  present or past, and related subjects.  Bills, resolutions or other matters referred to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs pertaining to the subject matter of another standing committee and to financial matters may be referred by the Committee on Fiscal Affairs to such other committee for preliminary examination and report to the Committee on Fiscal Affairs.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction.

Tel: (670) 664-8868
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Health, Education and Welfare

Section 6.  Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare.  

The Committee on Health, Education, and Welfare shall consist of not more than Six (6) members.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider any report on all bills, resolutions and other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to health, education, and the general welfare of the people of the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction

Tel: (670) 664-8874
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Judiciary, Government, Law and Federal Relations

Section 4.  Committee on Judiciary, Government, Law, and Federal Relations.  

The Committee on Judiciary, Government, Law, and Federal Relations shall consist of not more than Six (6) members.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and report on all bills, resolutions and other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to civil and criminal law, judicial administration and organization, land law, traditional rights, suffrage and elections, revision of statutes, local and governmental organization and functions, civil service, senatorial district-municipal relations and related subjects.  It shall be of this committee to consider matters referred to it pertaining to relations between the federal government, including the United Nations and the Commonwealth government.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction.

Tel: (670) 664-8858
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Public Utilites, Transportation & Communications

Section 7. Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation, and Communications. 

The Committee on Public Utilities, Transportation, and Communications shall consist of not more than Six (6) members.  It shall be the duty of this Committee to consider and report on all bills, resolutions and other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to public utilities; public works; communications; roads; ports; transportation; and related matters. It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction.

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Resources, Economic Development & Programs

Section 3.  Committee on Resources, Economic Development and Programs.  

 

The Committee on Resources, Economic Development and Programs shall consist of not more than Six (6) members.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and report on all bills, resolutions, and other matters referred to it by the Senate pertaining to the economy of the Commonwealth and the resources thereof, development loans, private savings and indebtedness, commerce and trade, agriculture, cannabis, hemp, fisheries, forestry, mineral resources, land management, industries, electric power, communications, land, sea, air transportation, and related subjects.  The Committee shall consider and report on all federal programs of the United States Government related to any subject within its jurisdiction for which the Commonwealth is eligible.  It shall be the duty of this committee to consider and investigate any needed revision of the laws or needed legislation relating to any subject within its jurisdiction.

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Rules & Procedure

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