Definitions for "Joint Committees"
The following are the joint committees of the GeneralCourt: Banks and Banking; Commerce and Labor; Counties; Criminal Justice;Education, Arts and Humanities; Election Laws; Energy; Federal FinancialAssistance; Government Regulations; Health Care; Housing and Urban Development;Human Services and Elderly Affairs; Insurance; Judiciary; Local Affairs;natural resources and Agriculture; Public Safety; Public Service; StateAdministration; Taxation; Transportation.
legislative committees with members drawn from both chambers; responsible for investigating issues of general concern to the Congress.
Twenty-one committees, consisting of six senators and eleven representatives, responsible for holding public hearings and reporting on all legislative matters referred to them.