Bayerischer Landtag

Other bodies

The State Parliament can set up study commissions to prepare decisions on extensive and significant matters pertaining to the Free State of Bavaria and additional commissions for other tasks, such as the study commission "Equal living conditions throughout Bavaria" and the Children’s Commission in the 17th electoral term of the Bavarian State Parliament. To monitor the activity of the Bavarian Office for the Protection of the Constitution, a Parliamentary Control Panel is also established.

The Landtag can also appoint enquiry committees to prepare decisions on comprehensive and important matters falling within the jurisdiction of the State of Bavaria. These committees consist of Landtag members and external experts. The plenum assigns the tasks to such committees. In addition to the standing committees and the bodies mentioned above, there are committees for ongoing tasks in the Landtag such as the Committee for the Selection of Judges and the Data Protection Committee. Additional committees can be appointed for further tasks.

G 10 Committee

Pursuant to Article 10 of the Basic Law and the federal law enacted for this purpose, a body to be appointed by the Parliament is responsible for reviewing restrictions of postal and telecommunication secrecy in the place of the courts. Pursuant to the “Implementation Act for Article 10 of the Basic Law”, this is the so-called “G 10 Committee” in the Bayerischer Landtag. It is appointed by the plenum at the beginning of a legislative period and consists of three members, generally selected from among the members of the Landtag.

The Interim Committee is a largely unknown committee of the Bayerischer Landtag. It is appointed by the Landtag for safeguarding its rights vis-à-vis the state government and for handling urgent state affairs in the period beyond the session and after the end of the legislative period as well as after dissolution or dismissal of the Landtag until assembly of the new Landtag. The members (generally one quarter of the statutory number of Landtag members) are appointed following nomination by the parliamentary groups in the last plenary session of the legislative period. Its composition depends on the relative size of the parliamentary groups.

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