Commission provides ongoing legislative examination and review of public policies, expenditures, and reorganization implementation between legislative sessions.
RALEIGH, N.C. – Senator Chuck Edwards (R-Henderson) announced his recent appointment to serve on the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations by North Carolina Senate Leader Phil Berger (R-Rockingham).
The non-standing Commission’s responsibilities are to conduct evaluative studies of the programs, policies, practices, and procedures of the various departments, agencies, and institutions of State government. Additionally, the Commission examines the organization, programs, and administration of State government to ascertain whether such functions (i) are effective, (ii) continue to serve their intended purposes, (iii) are efficient, and (iv) require modification or elimination. The Commission consists of 42 members, including the President pro-tempore of the Senate, the Speaker pro-tempore of the House, who serve as cochairmen who appoint 21 members each from their respective chamber.
“Organizational spending, operations, and efficiencies are precisely in my wheelhouse. This committee assignment is one of those that best allows me to use my knowledge and experience as a businessman to help make a difference for North Carolina,” said Senator Edwards. “I appreciate that the Senate’s leadership recognizes that I can make a positive contribution and help oversee the operations of our state government.”
About the Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations
The Joint Legislative Commission on Governmental Operations was created in 1975 (G.S. 120-71 through 120-79) to provide ongoing legislative examination and review of public policies, expenditures, and reorganization implementation between legislative sessions. The Commission’s oversight function includes, but is not limited to, evaluation of program costs and benefits, managerial effectiveness, internal control, and compliance. Various general statutes and session laws also require State agencies and other entities to consult with the Governmental Operations Commission before taking action on a particular issue or to submit reports for its review.