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Powers and Composition of Standing Committees

  1. Each Standing Committee shall be vested with the full power of the Senate for the purpose of investigating any subject within its charge.

  2. Except as otherwise provided in the Constitution, these By-Laws, or Acts of the Senate, all substantive actions of a Standing Committee shall take the form of recommendations to the Senate.

  3. Each Standing Committee shall consist of at least five elected Senators.

  4. Each Senator shall be appointed to at least one Standing Committee.

  5. The Council of Presidents shall appoint one of their members to each Standing Committee as an ex-officio member.

  6. Each Standing Committee shall choose an elected Senator as its chair, to be confirmed by the Senate.

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