Royal Crest in the States Chamber
Legislation Select Committee
Working with the Law Officers to ensure what the States debates is the legislation that will be enabled.
The Legislation Select Committee is responsible for:-
Reviewing and revising every Projet de Loi presented to the Committee by a Law Officer of the Crown for the purpose of ensuring that the same is in accordance with and will effectually carry into effect any Resolution of the States designed to be implemented thereby and to transmit the same to the States for the consideration and for the decision (subject to the Sanction of Her Most Excellent Majesty in Council) of the States.
Reviewing and revising every draft Ordinance presented to the Committee by a Law Officer of the Crown at the instance of the States or of some Authority, Board, Committee or Council of the States and, subject to the provisions of the next succeeding paragraph, to transmit the same to the States for the consideration and decision of the States.
The Committee can make draft ordinances effective immediately but they must be laid before the States as soon as possible.
To study, together with the Standing Committee of the Guernsey Deanery Synod, Schemes for the application of certain General Synod measures prepared by the Bishop of Winchester and to report to the States.
To suggest to the Policy Council items which might require changes to Island legislation.
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