Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills
Terms of Reference
On March 15, 2012, the Legislative Assembly agreed that the Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills examine, inquire into and make recommendations on the matter of the Members' Conflict of Interest Act (RSBC 1996 c.287).
In addition to the powers previously conferred upon the said Committee by the House, the Committee is empowered:
- to appoint of their number, one or more subcommittees and to refer to such subcommittees any of the matters referred to the Committee;
- to sit during a period in which the House is adjourned, during the recess after prorogation until the next following Session and during any sitting of the House;
- to adjourn from place to place as may be convenient; and
- to retain such personnel as required to assist the Committee;
and shall report to the House as soon as possible, or following any adjournment, or at the next following Session, as the case may be; to deposit the original of its reports with the Clerk of the Legislative Assembly during a period of adjournment and upon resumption of the sittings of the House, the Chair shall present all reports to the Legislative Assembly.
On May 29, 2012, the Legislative Assembly further agreed that the revision of the Insurance Act (RSBC 1996 c. 226) be presented to the Select Standing Committee on Parliamentary Reform, Ethical Conduct, Standing Orders and Private Bills for examination and Recommendation pursuant to the Statute Revision Act.