joint committee

  • A legislative committee composed of members of both houses. NOTE: Committees may also meet jointly: that is, two committees may meet simultaneously, for example, to hear testimony on matters of interest to both committees. Such a meeting does not constitute a joint committee.

    Oregon State Legislature 1
    See also emergency board

1Oregon State Legislature, Legislative Glossary of Terms, http://­­glossary.html (last accessed May 27, 2009).