SENATE RESOLUTION NO. 67
[Originating in the Committee on Rules]
Authorizing the Senate Committee on Confirmations to meet and be paid during interims between regular sessions of the Eighty-First Legislature.
Whereas, Section one, article one, chapter four of the Code of West Virginia, 1931, as amended, provides that either house of the Legislature may, by resolution, direct any select committee unique to that house or any standing committee of that house and created by it by rule, motion or resolution to meet between regular sessions of the Legislature; and
Whereas, The West Virginia Senate is vested with the authority, under sections eight and nine, article VII of the Constitution of West Virginia, to advise and consent to certain gubernatorial nominations and certain other nominations as determined by law; and
Whereas, The Committee on Confirmations is a standing committee of the Senate with authority to make recommendations and report to the Senate with respect to such nominations; therefore, be it
Resolved by the Senate:
That the Senate hereby authorizes its Committee on Confirmations to meet and be paid during interims between regular sessions of the Eighty-First Legislature; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the Committee on Confirmations is hereby authorized to meet at times subject to the approval of the presiding officer of the Senate; and, be it
Further Resolved, That the purpose of any such meetings would relate to gathering of information regarding prospective matters involving duties of the Senate related to advice and consent as to nominations; and, be it
Further Resolved, That members of such committee are hereby authorized by the Senate Committee on Rules to receive payment of travel and interim expenses and other compensation as provided by law.