Committees of the Alberta Legislature
Standing committees are permanent committees established by the Standing Orders. Standing committees are appointed at the start of each new Legislature, and exist for the life of the Legislature, although some changes in membership may occur. Each standing committee is made up of somewhere between nine and fifteen MLAs.
Legislative Policy Committees
The Legislative Policy Committees are standing committees of the Legislative Assembly. There are three legislative policy committees with mandates and memberships outlined by the Standing Orders. The chair of each committee is a member of the government caucus, and the deputy chair is a member of the Official Opposition.
Special Standing Committees
The Standing Orders call for the establishment of the Special Standing Committee on Members' Services. This committee exists for the life of the Legislature and is traditionally chaired by the Speaker of the Legislative Assembly.
Select Special Committees
Select Special Committees are struck for specific purposes. When a select special committee releases its report, its work is complete and the committee is disbanded unless otherwise directed by the Assembly.