• A subordinate committee composed of members appointed by the chair (or by House or Senate leadership) from the full committee. A subcommittee will consider a narrower range of topics than the full committee, and generally is authorized only to make recommendations to the full committee.

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    See also quorum

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