BE IT RESOLVED BY THE LEGISLATURE OF ALABAMA, BOTH HOUSES THEREOF CONCURRING, That there is hereby created the Joint Interim Legislative Committee on Anti Terrorism and Homeland Security. The committee shall be composed of five members of each house, to be appointed by the presiding officer of each house. The chair and vice chair of the committee shall be elected at the first meeting by the members of the committee. The committee shall study methods of preventing and combating terrorism in Alabama and preserving homeland security.
Upon the request of the chair, the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House shall provide the clerical assistance necessary for the committee's work. The committee shall report its findings, conclusions, and recommendations to the Legislature not later than the 10th legislative day of the 2002 Regular Session, whereupon, the committee shall stand dissolved and discharged of any further duties and liabilities. Each member of the committee shall be entitled to his or her regular legislative compensation, his or her per diem, and travel expenses for each day he or she attends a meeting of the committee which shall be paid out of any funds appropriated to the use of the Legislature, upon warrants drawn on the state Comptroller upon requisitions signed by the chair of the committee. Notwithstanding the foregoing, no member shall receive additional legislative compensation or per diem when the Legislature is in session or if a member is being paid any other payments on the same dates for attendance of other state business.
The total expenditures of the committee shall not exceed $5,000.