A. There is established a Commission on Interstate Cooperation of the Senate in the legislative branch of state government, to consist of six senators as follows: the Chair of the Committee on Rules of the Senate, who shall serve as Chairman of the Commission, and five members appointed by the Senate Committee on Rules.
B. There is established a Commission on Interstate Cooperation of the House of Delegates in the legislative branch of state government, also to consist of six members; and the members shall be appointed and the chairman of the Commission shall be designated from among the membership of the Commission by the Speaker of the House of Delegates in accordance with the principles of proportional representation as contained in the Rules of the House of Delegates.
C. Such bodies of the Senate and of the House of Delegates shall function during the regular sessions of the General Assembly and also during the interim periods between such sessions. Members appointed and designated shall serve terms coincident with their terms of office.
D. Members of the commissions shall receive such compensation as provided in § 30-19.12 and shall be reimbursed for all reasonable and necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties pursuant to § 30-171 and this section as provided in §§ 2.2-2813 and 2.2-2825. Funding for the costs of compensation and expenses of the members shall be provided from existing appropriations to the Virginia Commission on Intergovernmental Cooperation.
1936, p. 369; Michie Code 1942, § 311a; 1973, c. 538, § 9-54; 1999, c. 850; 2001, c. 844; 2002, c. 365; 2003, c. 885; 2004, c. 1000; 2016, c. 194.