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2-6-2Composition and appointment of Government Operations and Audit Committee--Duties and reports--Assistance.

There shall be appointed at each regular session of the Legislature a Government Operations and Audit Committee of ten, consisting of five members of the Senate appointed by the president pro tempore of the Senate, one of whom shall be a member of the Judiciary Committee, and five members of the House of Representatives appointed by the speaker of the house, one of whom shall be a member of the Judiciary Committee, for the purpose of inquiry and review of any phase of the operations and the fiscal affairs of any department, institution, board, or agency of the state, to review any findings of abuse or neglect in a juvenile corrections facility, to make a continuing study of the operation of the state's correctional system, and to make a detailed report to the Senate and House of Representatives and submit a copy of its report to the appropriation committee of each house of the Legislature at the next succeeding session of the Legislature or any special session of the Legislature upon request of the body.

The Department of Legislative Audit shall provide assistance, including clerical help, to the committee upon request.

Source: SDC 1939, § 55.0610; SL 1953, ch 285; SL 1955, ch 234; SL 1957, ch 280; SL 1984, ch 14, § 1; SL 1995, ch 13, § 2; SL 2000, ch 128, § 11.

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