Joint committee (legislative)

A joint committee is a committee made up of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature. In other contexts, it refers to a committee with members from more than one organization.


1. Germany
A joint committee Gemeinsamer Ausschuss comprises members of both Bundestag two thirds and Bundesrat one third. It exists to ensure a working legislature during a state of defense.

2. Philippines
A bicameral conference committee is formed for each bill where the Senate and the House of Representatives have conflicting versions. The committee has the same number of members from each chamber. Once passed, the chambers then have to approve the version passed by the bicameral conference committee in order for it to be sent for the presidents signature.
If Congress is short on time, a chamber may approve the other chambers version instead.

3. United Kingdom
A Joint Committee of the Parliament of the United Kingdom is a parliamentary committee consisting of members of both the House of Commons and the House of Lords. Joint Committees can be permanent or temporary. Three permanent committees meet on a regular basis to consider Human Rights, National Security Strategy and Statutory Instruments. A Joint Committee on Consolidation Bills, which was first appointed in 1894, considers all bills that seek to consolidate existing statutes. In a similar way, a Joint Committee on Tax Law Rewrite Bills scrutinizes all bills that seek to simplify tax laws. Temporary committees have considered specific topics ranging from draft bills on financial services and climate change to restoration of the Palace of Westminster. There are two statutory committees that have members from both Houses, the Ecclesiastical Committee and the Intelligence and Security Committee.

4. United States
A Joint Committee of the United States Congress is a congressional committee consisting of both Senate and House members and having jurisdiction over matters of joint interest. An example of a joint committee is the Joint Committee on the Library. Most joint committees are permanent as with the Library Committee but temporary joint committees have been created to address specific issues such as the Joint Committee on the Conduct of the War during the American Civil War.
Joint committees are also a feature for upper and lower houses of State legislatures in some States.

5. India
In India, a Joint Parliamentary Committee JPC is one type of ad hoc Parliamentary committee constituted by the Indian parliament. A Joint Parliamentary Committee is formed when a motion is adopted by one house and it is supported or agreed by the other house.

Joint committee may refer to: Joint committee legislative a committee of members of both chambers of a bicameral legislature Committee of local authorities
permanent joint select committees meet regularly: Joint Committee on the National Security Strategy Joint Committee on Human Rights Joint Committee on Statutory
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The Joint Committee on the Library is a Joint Committee of the United States Congress devoted to the affairs and administration of the Library of Congress
A congressional committee is a legislative sub - organization in the United States Congress that handles a specific duty rather than the general duties
current joint committee was created by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and combined the functions of the United States House Committee on Printing
The Joint Committee on Taxation JCT is a Committee of the U.S. Congress established under the Internal Revenue Code at 26 U.S.C. 8001. The Joint Committee
powerful congressional committees in U.S. history. It was the only permanent joint committee in modern times to have legislative authority. The panel coupled
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current President of the Legislative Council is Derwent MLC Craig Farrell. The Public Accounts committee is a Joint Committee meaning that it is composed