Committee FAQs:


Q: Is a committee formed as a separate committee to review the performance of the board and board policy as well as nominate candidates for the board?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee called a subcommittee?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee not performing their duties?

A: Yes, and they may be removed or replaced by the appointing power.

Q: Is a committee a committee that provides guidance?

A: Yes, and direction and control to a project within an organization.

Q: Is a committee not ready to report?

A: Yes, and it may provide a partial report or the assembly may discharge the committee of the matter so that the assembly can handle it.

Q: Are committees not required to keep formal minutes?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee a special committee appointed specifically for purposes of the referred motion?

A: Yes, and it should also specify the number of committee members and the method of their selection, unless that is specified in the bylaws.

Q: Is a committee used to take a matter out of a committee's hands before the committee has made a final report on it?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee a subunit of a political or deliberative body established in a permanent fashion to aid the parent assembly in accomplishing its duties?

A: Yes.

Q: Are committees standing committees?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee formed?

A: Yes, and a chairman is designated for the committee.

Q: Is a committee a Congressional committee permanently authorized by United States House of Representatives and United States Senate rules?

A: Yes.

Q: Is a committee usually composed of the senior members of the standing committees that originally considered the legislation in each chamber?

A: Yes.

Q: Are committees public ones subject to open meeting laws?

A: Yes.

Q: Are committees required to report to their parent body?

A: Yes.

Q: Are committees frequently used for guiding and monitoring IT projects in large organizations?

A: Yes, as part of project governance.

Q: Is a committee granted its scope and powers over a particular area of business by the governing documents?

A: Yes.