WHAT IS THE MEMBERSHIP OF THE COMMITTEE?
The act requires that the committee be composed of 16 members, with four members appointed by each of the Speaker of the House, the minority leader of the House, the majority leader of the Senate, and the minority leader of the Senate. Appointments are to be made within 14 days after enactment (February 23, 2018). Members are to serve for the life of the committee, and any vacancy is to be filled within 14 calendar days.
The act states that the committee will be led by co-chairs. One co-chair is to be appointed jointly by the Speaker of the House and the majority leader of the Senate, while the other co-chair is to be appointed jointly by the House and Senate minority leaders.
The committee shall terminate on December 31, 2018, or 30 days after submission of its report and legislative recommendations, whichever occurs first.