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Code of Virginia
Title 30. General Assembly
Chapter 19. Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation

§ 30-172. Powers and duties of Commission.

The Commission shall have the power and duty to:

1. Encourage and arrange conferences with officials of other states and other units of government;

2. Carry forward the participation of Virginia as a member of the Council of State Governments, both regionally and nationally;

3. Formulate proposals for cooperation between Virginia and other states;

4. Establish such committees as it deems advisable to conduct conferences and formulate proposals concerning subjects of interstate cooperation;

5. Monitor and evaluate the Commonwealth's participation in interstate compacts;

6. Review, evaluate, and recommend suggested uniform state legislation;

7. Require, at its discretion, from any appointee representing Virginia on any interstate compact, commission, committee, or board, a report on that organization's work and accomplishments;

8. Review, evaluate, and make recommendations concerning federal policies that are of concern to the Commonwealth;

9. Establish such committees as deemed advisable and designate the members of every such committee. State officials who are not members of the Commission may be appointed as members of any such committee, but at least one member of the Commission shall be a member of every such committee; and

10. Appoint persons drawn from the membership of the Senate, the membership of the House of Delegates, and officials of state and local government to serve on those intergovernmental boards, committees, and commissions as to which the Commonwealth is entitled to such appointment, or is invited to make such appointment, provided that members of the General Assembly shall be appointed as follows:

a. If an appointment be made from the membership of the Senate, such an appointment shall be made by the Commission on Interstate Cooperation of the Senate and shall be approved by the Chair of the Committee on Rules; and

b. If an appointment be made from the membership of the House of Delegates, such appointment shall be made by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates.

The Commission may provide such rules as it considers appropriate concerning the membership and the functioning of any committee established.

1936, p. 369; Michie Code 1942, § 311a; 1976, c. 61, § 9-53; 1978, c. 198; 1981, c. 308; 1999, c. 850; 2001, c. 844; 2002, c. 365; 2005, c. 758; 2016, c. 194; 2018, c. 525.

The chapters of the acts of assembly referenced in the historical citation at the end of this section may not constitute a comprehensive list of such chapters and may exclude chapters whose provisions have expired.