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Administration and Accounts
The Committee on Administration and Accounts shall superintend and have sole and complete control of all financial obligations and business affairs of the House except those employees appointed by or assigned to the Speaker, or assigned to the Budget Committee Chair, the Speaker Pro Tem, the Majority Floor Leader, the Minority Floor Leader, and the Officers of the House. The committee shall provide for the receiving and receipt of all supplies, equipment, and furnishings purchased from the account of the House and shall further provide for the use and distribution thereof. SEE HOUSE RULES
Children and Families
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Joint Committee on Administrative Rules
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.
Joint Committee on Capitol Security
The committee shall take official testimony and make recommendations on the general supervision and security of the Missouri state capitol building, the state capitol parking garages, and any other state-owned buildings adjacent to or in the immediate vicinity of the state capitol building that house any offices of the general assembly or its staff. The committee may close their meetings under chapter 610 due to security concerns. The reports of this committee shall not be considered a public record under chapter 610 but may be released to such persons or entities that the committee, in its discretion, believes should receive such reports.
Joint Committee on Child Abuse and Neglect
The joint committee shall: (1) Make a continuing study and analysis of the state child abuse and neglect reporting and investigation system; (2) Devise a plan for improving the structured decision making regarding the removal of a child from a home; (3) Determine the additional personnel and resources necessary to adequately protect the children of this state and improve their welfare and the welfare of families; (4) Address the need for additional foster care homes and to improve the quality of care provided to abused and neglected children in the custody of the state; (5) Determine from its study and analysis the need for changes in statutory law; (6) Make any other recommendation to the general assembly necessary to provide adequate protections for the children of our state; and (7) Make recommendations on how to improve abuse and neglect proceedings including examining the role of the judge, children's division, the juvenile officer, the guardian ad litem, and the foster parents.
Joint Committee on Education
The committee shall: (1) Review and monitor the progress of education in the state's public schools and institutions of higher education; (2) Receive reports from the commissioner of education concerning the public schools and from the commissioner of higher education concerning institutions of higher education; (3) Conduct a study and analysis of the public school system; (4) Make recommendations to the general assembly for legislative action; (5) Conduct an in-depth study concerning all issues relating to the equity and adequacy of the distribution of state school aid, teachers' salaries, funding for school buildings, and overall funding levels for schools and any other education funding-related issues the committee deems relevant; (6) Monitor the establishment of performance measures as required by section 173.1006 and report on their establishment to the governor and the general assembly; (7) Conduct studies and analysis regarding: (a) The higher education system, including financing public higher education and the provision of financial aid for higher education; and (b) The feasibility of including students enrolled in proprietary schools, as that term is defined in section 173.600, in all state-based financial aid programs; (8) Annually review the collection of information under section 173.093 to facilitate a more accurate comparison of the actual costs at public and private higher education institutions; (9) Within three years of August 28, 2007, review a new model for the funding of public higher education institutions upon submission of such model by the coordinating board for higher education; (10) Within three years of August 28, 2007, review the impact of the higher education student funding act established in sections 173.1000 to 173.1006; (11) Beginning August 28, 2008, upon review, approve or deny any expenditures made by the commissioner of education pursuant to section 160.530, as provided in subsection 5 of section 160.530.
Joint Committee on Government Accountability
The joint committee shall: (1) Make a continuing study and analysis of inefficiencies, fraud and misconduct in state government; (2) Determine the appropriate method of obtaining data on each entity of state government that will provide relevant information at least biennially for the identification of potential and actual inefficiencies in each state entity's function, duties, and performance; (3) Determine from its study and analysis the need for changes in statutory law, rules, or policies; and (4) Make any other recommendation to the general assembly necessary to reduce inefficiencies in state government; (5) Identify and acknowledge government agencies and officials who perform functions in an efficient and effective manner.
Joint Committee on Justice System
In order to promote the effective administration of justice and public safety, it shall be the duty of the joint committee to: (1) Review and monitor: (a) The state's justice system; (b) The state's criminal laws, law enforcement, and public safety; (c) The state's correctional institutions and penal and correctional issues; and (d) All state government efforts related to terrorism, bioterrorism, and homeland security; (2) Receive reports from the judicial branch, state or local government agencies or departments, and any entities attached to them for administrative purposes; (3) Conduct an ongoing study and analysis of the state's justice system and related issues; (4) Determine the need for changes in statutory law, rules, policies, or procedures; (5) Make any recommendations to the general assembly for legislative action; and (6) Perform other duties authorized by concurrent resolution of the general assembly.
Joint Committee on Legislative Research
The committee shall perform the following services for the members of the general assembly: (1) Provide a research and reference service on legislative problems; (2) Upon written request, make investigation into legislative and governmental institutions of this state or other states to aid the general assembly; (3) Upon written request, assist and cooperate with any interim legislative committee or commission created by the general assembly; (4) Upon written request, draft or aid in drafting bills, resolutions, memorials and amendments and render any other service in connection therewith for any member of the general assembly.
Joint Committee on Life Sciences
The joint committee shall be charged with making recommendations to the full general assembly in the following areas: (1) Legislative implementation of Missouri's strategic plan for life sciences, or successor plans; (2) Executive branch actions and policies necessary to nurture and support life sciences research and commercialization; (3) State investments necessary to nurture and support life sciences research and commercialization; (4) Changes necessary in Missouri's tax system to nurture and support life sciences research and commercialization; (5) Laws and policies necessary to eliminate barriers to life sciences research and commercialization and to encourage the start-up of new life sciences companies in Missouri; (6) Laws and policies necessary to encourage the retention and recruitment of existing life sciences companies in Missouri; (7) Laws and policies necessary to encourage the recruitment of expert life scientists to Missouri; (8) Coordination of Missouri's existing scientific resources, including Missouri's colleges and universities; and (9) Any other legislative action necessary to nurture and support life sciences research and commercialization in Missouri.
Joint Committee on Public Assistance
There is hereby established a permanent "Joint Committee on Public Assistance". The committee shall have the following purposes: (1) Studying, monitoring, and reviewing the efficacy of the public assistance programs within the state; (2) Determining the level and adequacy of resources needed for the public assistance programs within the state; and (3) Developing recommendations to the general assembly on the public assistance programs within the state and on promoting independence from safety net programs among participants as may be appropriate.
Joint Committee on Public Employee Retirement
The committee shall: (1) Make a continuing study and analysis of all state and local government retirement systems; (2) Devise a standard reporting system to obtain data on each public employee retirement system that will provide information on each system's financial and actuarial status at least biennially; (3) Determine from its study and analysis the need for changes in statutory law; (4) Make any other recommendation to the general assembly necessary to provide adequate retirement benefits to state and local government employees within the ability of taxpayers to support their future costs.
Joint Committee on Tax Policy
It shall be the duty of the committee: (1) To make a continuing study and analysis of the current and proposed tax policy of this state as it relates to: (a) Fairness and equity; (b) True economic impact; (c) Burden on individuals and businesses; (d) Effectiveness of tax expenditures; (e) Impact on political subdivisions of this state; (f) Agreements and contracts with the federal government, other states and territories, political subdivisions, and private entities relating to the collection and administration of state and local taxes and fees; (g) Compliance with the state and United States Constitution and federal and international law; and (h) The effects of interstate commerce; (2) To make a continuing study and review of the department of revenue, the department of economic development, the state tax commission, and any other state agency, commission, or state executive office responsible for the administration of tax policies; (3) To study the effects of the coupling or decoupling with the federal income tax code as it relates to the state income tax; (4) To make recommendations, as and when the committee deems fit, to the general assembly for legislative action or to report findings and to the departments, commissions, and offices for administrative or procedural changes; (5) To study the effects of a sales tax holiday; and (6) To examine and assess the public benefit of any tax credit program that is the subject of an audit by the state auditor pursuant to section 620.1300 and provide a report to the general assembly and the governor with the committee's findings and recommendations, if any, regarding such tax credit program within six months of receiving the audit report.
Joint Committee on Transportation Oversight
The co-chairs of the committee shall establish an agenda for each meeting that may include, but not be limited to, the following items to be discussed with the committee members throughout the year during the scheduled meeting: (1) Presentation of a prioritized plan for all modes of transportation; (2) Discussion of department efficiencies and expenditure of cost-savings within the department; (3) Presentation of a status report on department of transportation revenues and expenditures, including a detailed summary of projects funded by new state revenue as provided in paragraph (a) of subdivision (1) of subsection 2 of this section; and (4) Implementation of any actions as may be deemed necessary by the committee as authorized by law. The co-chairs of the committee may call special meetings of the committee with ten days' notice to the members of the committee, the director of the department of transportation, and the department of transportation.
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