1.  There is established a permanent joint committee of the general assembly to be known as the “Committee on Administrative Rules”, which shall be composed of five members of the senate and five members of the house of representatives.  The senate members of the committee shall be appointed by the president pro tem of the senate and the house members by the speaker of the house.  The appointment of each member shall continue during his term of office as a member of the general assembly unless sooner removed.  No major party shall be represented by more than three appointed members from either house.

 2.  The committee on administrative rules shall meet within ten days after its creation and organize by selecting a chairman and a vice chairman, one of whom shall be a member of the senate and one of whom shall be a member of the house of representatives.  A majority of the members constitutes a quorum.  Meetings of the committee may be called at such time and place as the chairman designates.

Terms Used In Missouri Laws 536.037

  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Quorum: The number of legislators that must be present to do business.
  • State: when applied to any of the United States, includes the District of Columbia and the territories, and the words "United States" includes such district and territories. See Missouri Laws 1.020

 3.  The committee shall review all rules promulgated by any state agency after January 1, 1976, except rules promulgated by the labor and industrial labor relations commission.  In its review the committee may take such action as it deems necessary which may include holding hearings.

 4.  The members of the committee shall receive no compensation in addition to their salary as members of the general assembly, but may receive their necessary expenses while attending the meetings of the committee, to be paid out of the joint contingent fund.