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Establishment and Function
The Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee was established by a resolution of the Assembly on 26 November 1856. The purpose of the committee is to prepare and review standing rules and orders which relate to the conduct of all business and proceedings in the Assembly. Provision for the establishment of Standing Rules and Orders is made in Section 34 of The Constitution Act. These rules were first adopted by the Assembly on 15 July 1857.
The Committee also meets with Legislative Council Standing Orders Committee [VA 4888] in producing joint Standing Orders of the Assembly and the Council. The first joint Standing Rules were adopted by the Legislative Assembly on 23 July 1857 and by the Council on 30 July 1857.
The Committee is a sessional committee of the Legislative Assembly which is normally appointed shortly after the start of each Parliamentary session in accordance with the Assemblys Standing Orders. The Committee was, however, not appointed for the Parliament elected after the 1996 State election.
Location of Records
Records of the Legislative Assembly Standing Orders Committee are listed below.
**Special Access Conditions
Although records transferred from this agency are available for public inspection, special access conditions apply. The records have been transferred to the Public Record Office on the understanding that they remain the property of the Parliament of Victoria. Parliamentary records are transferred on condition that all requests for access will be referred to the Clerk of the Legislative Council/Legislative Assembly as appropriate, for determination in each case.
Application to inspect the records should be made to the appropriate officer and written authorisation must be presented at the Public Record Office Search Rooms before records can be made available for inspection.