(a) An investigating committee may be established by law or by resolution. It may exercise its powers during sessions of the Legislature, and also in the interim between sessions when so provided by law or by the resolution by which the committee was established or from which it derives its investigatory powers.
(b) The resolution or statute establishing an investigating committee shall state the committee’s purposes, powers, duties, duration, the subject matter and scope of its investigatory authority, and number of members.History: 1977, PL 15-56; amd 1988, PL 20-78.
A Committee of one house is a committee “of the Legislature.” Senate Select Investigating Committee v. Horning, 3A.S.R.2d 14 (1986).
Committee created by one House of the Legislature is a committee “of the Legislature” within the
meaning of Territorial statute authorizing committees to subpoena witnesses. A.S.C.A. § 2.1003 et seq. Senate Select Investigating Committee v. Horning, 3 A.S.R. 2d 14 (1986).
Territorial statute requiring legislative committees to adopt rules to govern their procedures, and requiring that person served with subpoenas also be served with a copy of the rules, was not satisfied by a committee’s decision to adopt as “rules” the provisions of the statute itself. A.S.C.A. § 2.1003 et seq. Senate Select Investigating Committee v. Horning, 3 A.S.R.2d 14 (1986).