§4-10-4. Joint Committee on Government Operations.
(a) The Joint Committee on Government Operations created by prior enactment of this article is hereby continued.

(b) The committee is composed of fifteen members as follows:

(1) Five members of the Senate, to be appointed by the President, with no more than three being from the same political party;

(2) Five members of the House of Delegates, to be appointed by the Speaker, with no more than three being from the same political party; and

(3) Five citizen members from this state who are not legislators, public officials or public employees, to be appointed by the Speaker of the House and the President of the Senate, with no more than three being from the same political party and at least one of whom shall reside in each congressional district of this state.

(c) The committee has two cochairs, one selected by the President of the Senate from the members appointed from the Senate and one selected by the Speaker of the House of Delegates from the members appointed from the House of Delegates.

(d) All members of the committee serve until their successors have been appointed.

(e) All members of the committee are entitled to compensation and reimbursement for expenses as authorized for members of the Legislature in accordance with the performance of their interim duties.