Joint Legislative Audit Committee
(1) There is created a Joint Legislative Audit Committee consisting of the cochairs of the Joint Committee on Ways and Means, members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker and members of the Senate appointed by the President.
(2) The committee has a continuing existence and may meet, act and conduct its business during sessions of the Legislative Assembly or any recess thereof and in the interim between sessions.
(3)(a) The term of a member shall expire upon the earlier of:
(A) The date of the convening of the odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly next following the commencement of the member’s term; or
(B) The date of the convening of an organizational session of the odd-numbered year regular session of the Legislative Assembly next following the commencement of the member’s term.
(b) When a vacancy occurs in the membership of the committee in the interim between an odd-numbered year regular session and the earlier of the date of the convening of the next following odd-numbered year regular session or the date of the convening of an organizational session of the next following odd-numbered year regular session, until such vacancy is filled, the membership of the committee shall be considered not to include the vacant position for the purpose of determining whether a quorum is present and a quorum is a majority of the remaining members.
(4) Members of the committee shall receive an amount equal to that authorized under ORS 171.072 (Salary of members and presiding officers) from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly for each day spent in the performance of their duties as members of the committee or any subcommittee thereof in lieu of reimbursement for in-state travel expenses. However, when engaged in out-of-state travel, members shall be entitled to receive their actual and necessary expenses therefor in lieu of the amount authorized by this subsection. Payment shall be made from funds appropriated to the Legislative Assembly.
(5) The committee may not transact business unless a quorum is present. A quorum consists of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate.
(6) Action by the committee requires the affirmative vote of a majority of committee members from the House of Representatives and a majority of committee members from the Senate.
(7) The Legislative Fiscal Office shall furnish to the committee such services of personnel and such other facilities as are necessary to enable the committee to carry out its functions as directed by law, with such assistance as the Division of Audits and Oregon Department of Administrative Services can provide. [1989 c.128 §1; 1997 c.331 §1; 1999 c.59 §34; 1999 c.567 §1; 2007 c.790 §6; 2011 c.545 §5; 2017 c.17 §8]
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