Joint Rules Title: JR6 Chapter: 2



            JR6-2-101.   Ethics committees -- Membership.

            (1) There is established a Senate Ethics Committee and a House Ethics Committee.

            (2) The Senate Ethics Committee shall be composed of:

            (a) the chair and three additional senators appointed by the president of the Senate; and

            (b) the vice chair and three additional senators appointed by the Senate minority leader.

            (3) The House Ethics Committee shall be composed of:

            (a) the chair and three additional representatives appointed by the speaker of the House of Representatives; and

            (b) the vice chair and three additional representatives appointed by the House minority leader.

            (4) A committee member shall serve a two-year term.

            (5) (a) If a member of an ethics committee is accused of wrongdoing in a complaint to be reviewed by the committee, or if a member of an ethics committee determines that he or she has a conflict of interest in relation to a complaint to be reviewed by the ethics committee, a member of the Senate or House shall be appointed to temporarily serve in that member's place while the complaint is under review as follows:

            (i) except as provided in Subsection (5)(a)(ii), the member shall be appointed by the person who appointed the member who is being temporarily replaced, consistent with Subsection (2), for a member of the Senate Ethics Committee, or Subsection (3), for the House Ethics Committee; or

            (ii) if the person designated to make the appointment under Subsection (5)(a)(i) is accused of wrongdoing in the complaint or determines that he or she has a conflict of interest in relation to the complaint, the appointment shall be made by:

            (A) the Senate majority leader, if the person designated is the president of the Senate;

            (B) the Senate minority whip, if the person designated is the Senate minority leader;

            (C) the House majority leader, if the person designated is the speaker of the House; or

            (D) the House minority whip, if the person designated is the House minority leader.

            (b) The temporary committee member's term ends when the committee has concluded its review of the complaint.