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West Virginia Legislative Process

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Guide to the West Virginia Legislature's Committee System

Joint Committees

Whenever any bill has been referred by the Senate to one of its standing committees, and the same or like bill has been referred by the House to one of its committees, the Chairmen of the respective committees, when in their judgment the interest of legislation or the expedition of business will be better served thereby, may arrange for a joint meeting of their committees for the consideration of such bill. All joint committee meetings shall be presided over by the Chairman of the Senate committee.

Joint standing committees of the Senate and House shall be appointed as follows:

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