Select Committee is a permanent committee established by Standing Orders of Assembly. It may study matters referred to it by special order or, within its area of responsibility in the Standing Orders, may undertake studies on its own initiative. They are listed below.
- Sectoral Committees
The functions of a Sectoral Committee are to-
- Investigate, inquire into, and report on all matters relating to the mandate, management, activities, administration, operations and estimates of the assigned departments
- Study the programme and policy objectives of departments and the effectiveness of the implementation
- Study and review all county legislation referred to it
- Study, assess and analyze the relative success of the departments as measured by the results obtained as compared with their stated objectives
- Investigate and inquire into all matters relating to the assigned departments as they may deem necessary, and as may be referred to them by the Assembly concerning international treaties and conventions. Few bills were sent to
- To vet and report on appointments where the Constitution or any law requires the Assembly to approve
- Make reports and recommendations to the Assembly as often as possible, including recommendation of proposed legislation.
- Committee on Appointments
According to the Kisii County Assembly Standing Orders, there is a select committee designated the Committee on Appointments to be appointed by the Assembly, consisting of the Speaker as a Chairperson, the Leader of the Majority Party, the Leader of the Minority party and three other Members nominated by the House Business Committee, on the basis of proportional Party Membership in the Assembly taking into consideration the numerical strength of the Parties and interests of Independent Members.
The Committee on Appointments is appointed within seven days when a new Assembly sits and serves for period of three years and that appointed thereafter serves for the remainder of the term of the Assembly. The Committee on Appointments considers, for approval by the Assembly, appointments under Articles 179(2) (Members of County Executive Committees).
- County Budget and Appropriations Committee
The County Budget and Appropriations Committee consists of a chairperson, and not more than eight other Members. The functions of the Committee are-
- Investigate, inquire into and report on all matters related to coordination, control and monitoring of the of the county budget,
- Discuss and review the estimates and make recommendations to the Assembly;
- Examine the County Budget Policy Statement presented to the Assembly;
- Examine Bills related to the national budget, including Appropriations Bills; and
- Evaluate tax estimates, economic and budgetary policies and programmes with direct budget outlays.
The County Budget and Appropriations Committee constituted by the Assembly immediately following the general election serves for a period of three calendar years and that constituted thereafter serves for the remainder of the Assembly term.
- Committee on Implementation
The work of the Committee on Implementation is to scrutinize the resolutions of the Assembly (including adopted committee reports), petitions and the undertakings given by the County Executive Committee and examine –
- Whether or not such decisions and undertakings have been implemented and where implemented, the extent to which they have been implemented; and whether such implementation has taken place within the minimum time necessary
- Whether or not legislation passed by the Assembly has been operationalized and where operationalized, the extent to which such operationalization has taken place within the minimum time necessary.
- The Committee may propose to the Assembly, sanctions against any member of the County Executive Committee who fails to report to the relevant select Committee on implementation status without justifiable reasons.