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3.921 STANDING COMMITTEES AS INTERIM STUDY COMMITTEES.
    Subdivision 1. Interim studies. Each standing committee or subcommittee of the senate
and house of representatives is continued during the intervals between sessions of the legislature
to make studies and investigations within its general jurisdiction, as directed by the Committee
on Rules and Administration of the senate and the Committee on Rules and Legislative
Administration of the house of representatives, or by resolution or law.
    Subd. 2. Vacancies. Vacancies in a committee or subcommittee during the intervals shall be
filled by the last elected speaker of the house of representatives for house committees and by the
last elected senate committee on committees for senate committees.
    Subd. 3. Expenses. A standing committee of the senate that requires money to defray
expenses of its operations during the interim shall prepare and submit a budget to the senate
Committee on Rules and Administration for its approval. The money must not be spent by the
standing committee without prior approval of the senate Committee on Rules and Administration.
A standing committee of the house of representatives that requires money to defray expenses of
its operations during the interim shall prepare and submit a budget to the Rules and Legislative
Administration Committee of the house of representatives for its approval. The money must
not be spent by the standing committee without prior approval of the Rules and Legislative
Administration Committee of the house of representatives.
    Subd. 4. Certification to finance commissioners. The expenses of a committee shall be paid
upon the certification to the commissioner of finance of their amount. Payment of the expenses is
directed from any direct appropriation for them to the legislature or either branch of it.
History: 1963 c 887 s 1; 1973 c 492 s 14; 1973 c 720 s 69; 1988 c 469 art 1 s 1