States' Assembly and Constitution Committee - P.2016/26
The States are asked to decide whether, after consideration of the attached policy letter, they are of opinion:-
1. To amend the Rules of Procedure of the States of Deliberation and their Committees with immediate effect as follows:
(a) renumber Rule 2(4) as Rule 2(5) and insert a new Rule 2(4) in the following terms:
"Notwithstanding the provisions of Rule 1 and the other provisions of this Rule the Presiding Officer may, if in his or her opinion circumstances so require, instruct the Greffier to issue an additional Billet d'État in respect of a Meeting for which a Billet d'État has already been issued and any such additional Billet d'État shall contain the titles of original propositions designed to enable the States to make resolutions thereon after being debated at the Meeting."
(b) replace the existing Rule 37(3) with:
"If a member elected or appointed by the States to a Committee ceases to be a member of that Committee before the expiration of the term for which he or she was elected or appointed, a successor shall be elected or appointed by the States to complete the unexpired portion of that term of office."
The above Propositions have been submitted to Her Majesty's Procureur for advice on any legal or constitutional implications.