Legislator Committee

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Legislator Committee
LegComm
Legislator Committee of the South Pacfic
Assembly agency overview
FormedDecember 8, 2017; 6 years ago (2017-12-08)
DissolvedOctober 2, 2023; 5 months ago (2023-10-02)
TypeAssembly agency
Jurisdictionthe South Pacific
StatusDissolved
HeadquartersAssembly of the South Pacific - thesouthpacific.org
Parent OrganizationAssembly of the South Pacific
Footnotes
The Legislator Committee was created with the Legislator Committee Act.

The Legislator Committee, sometimes known as LegComm, is the assembly agency that screens and admits applicants to Legislator status. Members of the Legislator Committee are proposed by the Cabinet and confirmed by the Assembly.

History

Legislator applications were handled by the Chair of the Assembly from the dissolution of the Vice Delegate position to late 2017. In December 2017 the Chair of the Assembly was considered an unwieldy job, with many holders resigning before completing their term. Legislator applications were accepted infrequently.[1] In response to these issues, the Legislator Committee was formed to handle legislator applications and lighten the administrative load on the Chair of the Assembly. It also ended the practice of not accepting legislator applications during an election. The Legislator Committee Act was passed on 8 December 2017[2]. Glen-Rhodes, as Chair at the passage of the bill, was grandfathered in as the first member of the Legislator Committee.

On 10th May 2018, the Cabinet issued an executive order to permit the appointment of an emergency member of the Legislator Committee if all existing members were unavailable. On the 24th June 2018, the Legislator Committee Act was declared unconstitutional by the High Court as it had more power than allowed to a general law. An executive order was issued to reinstate the Legislator Committee Act as a constitutional law rather than general. In April 2021, the Legislator Committee's maximum size was expanded to five members[3].

The Legislator Committee was dissolved with the passage of A2309.01 Amended Voter Registration Bill, which altered the handling of legislator applications and granted this power back to the Chair of the Assembly, and thus dissolving LegComm.

Members

  • Glen-Rhodes (3 December 2017 - 25 December 2017)
  • Roavin (29 December 2017 - 7 January 2018)
  • Feirmont (7 January 2018 - recalled 5 February 2018 [4])
  • USoVietnam (7 January 2018 - resigned 19 September 2019 [5])
  • Farengeto (7 January 2018 - resigned 17 June 2018 [6])
  • Roavin (emergency member) (10 May 2018 - ???)
  • Resentine (27 May 2018 - resigned 23 August 2018 [7])
  • Nakari (9 December 2018 - ???)
  • Seraph (9 December 2018 - ???)
  • Roavin (22 September 2019[8] - 21 April 2022[9])
  • PenguinPies (27 November 2019[10] - current)
  • Phoenixofthesun14 (27 September 2020[11] - resigned 10 March 2021[12])
  • Moonstar (5 April 2021[13] - 29 May 2021[14])
  • Witchcraft and Sorcery (5 April 2021[15] - 17 March 2022[16])
  • Nakari (15 July 2021[17] - 30 March 2022[18])
  • anjo (9 January 2022[19] - current)

References