The standing committee system of the House
of Representatives is comprised of the
sixteen permanent House standing
committees. The committees and their
specific respective subject matter
jurisdictions are established by House
Rules (House Rules 6.1 and 6.6). The
chairman and members of each committee are
appointed by the Speaker of the House
(except that certain members of the
Appropriations Committee are elected as
provided by House Rules (House Rules 6.4).
Committee meeting scheduling differs from legislative session to the interim between sessions. This process is described in
House Rule 14.20 (Committee Meeting Schedule; Session, Interim Conflicts).
During legislative session, committees are
often referred to as "Morning", "Afternoon"
and "Weekly" committees.
House Rule 6.7 (Regular
committee meetings) designates the
assignment of standing committees to these