There shall be a committee to be known as the committee of selection appointed at the commencement of every session to perform the functions allocated to it by these rules, and for such other matters as the House may from time to time refer to it.
The Committee of Selection shall consist of the Speaker, the Deputy Speaker and accordance with their numerical strength in the House.
The Speaker shall be Chairman of the Selection Committee and in his absence the Deputy Speaker.
The Committee’s functions shall includes:-
nominating members to serve on any ad- hoc Special Committee to consider any special matter brought before the House; and
such members as may be going on parliamentary delegation other than Committees.
There shall be a Committee to be known as Rule and Business Committee appointed at the commencement of the life of the House consisting of members nominated by the various political parties represented in the House in accordance with their numerical strength.
The functions of the Rules and Business Committee shall include:-
Schedulling the business of the House and causing them to be printed on the order paper.
Allocation to time for the business of the House.
Organizing parliamentary calender of the House
House Organization relative to Rules and procedure of the House
Organizing oversight of the Whole House and Legislative study tour
There shall be a Committee to be known as the Public Accounts Committee consisting of members appointed at the commencement of the life of the House.
It shall be the duty of the Committee to examine the accounts showing the appropriation of the sums granted by the House to meet the public expenditure, together with the Auditors’ Reports thereon. For the purposes of discharging that duty, have power to send for persons, papers and records to report to the House from time to time and to sit notwithstanding the adjournment of the House.
The Auditor General (state) and the Auditor General (Local Government) shall bring to the attention of the Committee any pre payment audit quarries raised by the internal Auditor or Local Government Councils but over ruled by the Chief Executive.
The Public Accounts Committee shall have the power to examine any account or reports of statutory Corporations and Boards after they shall have been laid on the Table of the House and to report thereon from time to time to the House and to sit notwithstanding any adjournment of the House
There shall be a Committee to be known as Committees on Finance and Appropriation, consisting of Members appointed at the commencement of the life of the House.
The Committee’s jurisdiction shall cover;
The Budget proposals,
Conducting continuing studies of effects on budget outlay or relevant existing and proposed legislation and to report the results on such studies to the House on a recurring basis.
Requesting and evaluating continuing studies of tax expenditures, to devise methods of coordinating expenditure policies and programme with direct budget outlays and to report the result of such studies to the House on recurring basis,
Reviewing on a continuing basis, the conduct by the State Assembly Budget, its function and duties.
Appropriation of the revenue for the support of Government;
Rescission of appropriations contained in appropriation Law. The Committee shall include separate heading for “Rescission” and “Transfers of unexpanded Balance” in any bill resolution as reported from the Committee under its jurisdiction specified in sub-paragraph (b) or (c) with all proposed rescissions and proposed transfers listed there and shall include a separate section with respect to such rescissions or transfers in the accompanying committee report.
Rescission of appropriations contained in appropriation Laws- The Committee shall include separate heading for “Rescission and “Transfers of unexpected Balanced” in any bill or resolution as reported from the Committee under its jurisdiction specified in sub-paragraph (b) or (c) with all proposed transfers listed there and shall include a separate section with respect to such rescissions or transfers in Accompanying committee report.
The committee on Finance and Appropriation shall within thirty days after the transmittal of the Budget as a whole with particular reference to –
The basic recommendations and budgetary policies of the Governor in the presentation of the Budget and
The fiscal, financial and economic assumptions used as bases in arriving at total estimated expenditures and receipts
In holding hearing pursuant to sub – paragraph
The committee shall receive testimony from the Commissioner of Finance, the Director of Budget and such other person as the committee may desire
Hearings pursuant to sub – paragraph (a) or any part thereof, shall be held in open session and with a quorum present determined by roll call vote that the testimony to be taken at that hearing on that day may be related to a matter of state security, provided; however; that the committee may by the same procedure close one subsequent day of hearing. A transcript of all such hearings shall be printed copy thereof furnished to each member.
In addition, the committee on Finance and appropriation shall study on a continuing basis those provision of law which (on the first day of the first fiscal hear for which the state assembly budget process effectively provides spending authority or permanent budget authority and shall report to the House from time to time its recommendation for termination or modifying such provisions.
There shall be a Committee to be known as Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary consisting of Members appointed at the commencement of the life of the House.
The Committee's jurisdiction shall cover measures relating to the code of official conduct.
Annual Budget Estimates of the respective Ministries/Parastatals
The Committee on Ethics, Privileges and Judiciary is authorized:
to recommend to the House from time to time such administrative action as it may deem appropriate to establish or enforce standards of official conduct for Members.
to investigate any alleged violation, by a member of the Code of Conduct or of any Law, rule, regulation or other standard of conduct applicable to the conduct of such Member and, after notice and hearing, to recommend to the House by resolution or otherwise, such action as the Committee may deem appropriate in the circumstances;
to report to the appropriate State authorities, with the approval of the House, any substantial evidence of a violation, by a Member of any law applicable to the performance of his duties or the discharge of his responsibilities, which may have been disclosed in a Committee investigation; and
to give consideration to the request of any Member for an advisory opinion with respect to the general propriety of any current or proposed conduct of such Member, and with appropriate deletions to assure the privacy of the individual concerned, to publish such opinions for the guidance of other Members of the House.
No resolution, report or recommendation or advisory opinion relating to the Official Conduct of a Member shall be made by the Committee on Ethics, Privileges, and Judiciary and no investigation of such conduct shall be undertaken by such Committee, unless approved by the affirmative vote of majority of the members of the Committee.
Except in the case of an investigation undertaken by the Committee on its own initiative the Committee may undertake an investigation relating to the official conduct of an individual Member of the House of Assembly only.
(i) upon receipt of a complaint, in writing and under oath, made by or submitted to a Member of the House and transmitted to the Committee by such Member, or
(ii) upon receipt of a complaint, in writing and under oath, directly from an individual not a Member of the House if the Committee finds that such complaints have been submitted by such individual to not less than three Members of the House who have refused to transmit such complaint to the Committee.
No investigation shall be undertaken by the Committee of any alleged violation of a law, rule, regulation, or standard or conduct not in effect at the time of the alleged violation.
A Member of the Committee shall be ineligible to participate, as a member of the Committee, in any Committee proceeding relating to his or her official conduct, any case in which a member of the Committee is ineligible to act as a member of the Committee under the preceding sentence, the Speaker of the House shall designate a Member of the House from the same political party as the ineligible member of the Committee to act as a Member of the Committee in any committee proceeding relating to the official conduct of such ineligible member.
A Member of the Committee may disqualify himself from participation of the conduct of a Member, Officer, or employee of the House upon the submission in writing and under oath of an affidavit or disqualification stating that he cannot render an Impartial and unbiased decision in the case in which he seeks to disqualify himself. If the Committee approves and accepts such affidavit of disqualification, the Chairman shall so notify the Speaker and request the Speaker to designate a Member of the House from the same political party as the disqualifying member of the Committee in any Committee proceeding relating to such investigation.
No information or testimony received, or the contents of a complaint or the fact of its finding shall be publicly disclosed by any Committee or staff member unless specifically authorized in each instance by a vote of the full committee.
Judicial matters generally
State Courts and Judges
Shariah Courts and Khadis
Measures relating to claims against the State.
Revision and codification of State Laws
The Committee shall cover oversight on the Office of the Chief of Staff to the Governor, Deputy Governor, Secretary to the State Government, Public Private Partnership and Kwara State Independent Electoral Commission.