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6) County Budget and Appropriations Committee- Composition

  • A chairperson
  • Not more than 8 other members
  • Serve for a period of 3 years
  • Quorum – 5 members
  • Shall invite chairpersons of all sectoral committees to make presentations during the consideration of a budget

Functions of the County Budget and Appropriations Committee

  • Investigate, inquire into and report on all matters related to the budget
  • Discuss and review the estimates and make recommendations to the County Assembly
  • Examine the county budget policy statement
  • Examine bills related to the national budget, including appropriations bills
  • Evaluate tax estimates
  • Evaluate economic and budgetary policies and programmes with direct budget outlays

7) County Assembly Procedure and Rules Committee- Composition

  • Speaker – chairperson
  • Chairperson of Committees
  • Not more than 3 others members

Functions of the County Assembly procedure and rules Committee

  • Consider and report on all matters relating to standing orders
  • Propose amendments to the standing orders
  • Propose rules for orderly and effective conduct of committees

8) Committee on Implementation

  • No information on membership/ composition
  • To be guided by the general guidelines of establishing select committees

Functions of the committee on Implementation

  • Examine resolutions of the county assembly, petitions and undertakings of the executive committee
  • Examine whether such decisions and undertakings have been implemented
  • Whether legislation passed by the county assembly has been operationalised
  • Propose sanctions against any member of the executive committee who fails to report to the relevant select on implementation status

9) Committee on Delegated County Legislation

  • No information on membership/ composition
  • To be guided by the general guidelines of establishing select committees

Functions of the Committee on Delegated County Legislation

Consider whether:

  • Any law, standing order or statutory instrument before it is in accord with the constitution or Act of parliament
  • Infringes on fundamental rights and freedoms of the public
  • Contains imposition of taxation
  • Directly or indirectly bars the jurisdiction of the courts
  • Gives retrogressive effect of the provisions which the constitution or Act does not give any such powers
  • Involves expenditure from the County Revenue Fund or other public revenues
  • Is defective in its drafting or any statutory instrument calls for elucidation
  • Makes some unusual or unexpected use of constitutional powers or Act of parliament
  • Makes rights, liberties or obligations unduly dependent on non renewable decisions
  • Makes rights, liberties or obligations unduly dependent on insufficiently defined administrative powers
  • Inappropriately delegates legislative powers
  • Imposes a fine, imprisonment or other penalty without enabling legislation
  • Infringes on the rule law

10) Liaison Committee- Composition

  • Chairperson of Committees – chair
  • Chairpersons of all Committees of the County Assembly

Functions of the Liaison Committee

  • Guide and coordinate the operations, policies and mandates of all committees
  • Apportion the annual operating budget among the committees
  • Consider the programmes of all committees, including their need to travel and sit away from the precincts of the County Assembly
  • Ensure the committees submit reports
  • Determine the committee or committees to deliberate on any matter
  • Advise on the mandate of committees
  • Consider reports that have not been deliberated by the county assembly and make a report to the county assembly

11) Sectoral Committees

No suggestion or proposals given
Composition not given – to be guided by the general guidelines for setting up select Committees

i) Agriculture, Environment and Natural Resources

Handle all matters related to agriculture e.g

ü crop and animal husbandry

ü livestock sale yards

ü county abattoirs

ü plant and animal disease control

ü fisheries

Implementation of National policies on natural resources and environmental conservation

ü Soil and water conservation and forestry

ü Control of air pollution, noise pollution, other public nuisances

ü Outdoor advertising

ii) Healthy Services

All matters related to health services

ü County health facilities and pharmacies

ü Ambulance services

ü Promotion of primary health care

ü Licensing and control of food selling premises

ü Veterinary services but regulation of the profession

ü Cemeteries, funeral parlours and crematoria

ü Refuse removal, refuse dumps and solid waste disposal

iii) Children, Culture and Community services

Consider all matters related to cultural activities, public amenities and public entertainment

ü Betting, casinos and other forms of gambling

ü Racing, liquor licensing, cinemas, video shows and hiring

ü Libraries, museums, sports

ü Cultural activities and facilities and county parks, recreation facilities, fire fighting services and disaster management

ü Control of drugs and pornography

ü Animal control and welfare including licensing of dogs and facilities for accommodation, care and burial of animals

iv)Transport and Public works

Consider all matters related to county transport e.g

ü County roads, street lighting, traffic and parking,

ü Public road transport

ü County public works and services including storm water management, sanitation and water services

v) Planning, Trade, Tourism and cooperatives

Deal with all matters related to County planning and development

ü Includes statistics, land survey and mapping

ü Boundaries and fencing

ü Housing and electricity, gas reticulation and energy regulation

ü Trade development and regulation including markets, trade licences but not regulation of professions

ü Fair trading practices

ü Local tourism and cooperative societies

vi)Early Childhood Education and Vocational Training

Handle all matters related to pre-primary education, village polytechnics, home craft centres and childcare facilities

vii) Labour and Social Services

Consider all matters related to labour, trade union relations, manpower or human resources planning
Gender, culture and social welfare
Youth, national youth service children’s welfare, national heritage, betting, lotteries and sports

viii) Justice and legal affairs

Considers constitutional affairs
Administration of law and justice

ü Including the elections, ethics, integrity and anticorruption and human rights.

Functions of Sectoral Committees

Investigate, inquire into and report on all matters relating to county departments
Study the programmes and policy objectives of the departments and the effectiveness of implementation
Study and review all county legislation referred to it
Assess the success of county departments on the basis of results achieved compared to the stated objectives