Oversight Committees

Oversight Committees are established by State law for a specific purpose, and are usually focused on providing some form of legislative oversight of a State agency or a policy area. In general, Oversight Committees focus on the implementation and administration of programs created by law. Oversight Committees examine, on a continuing basis, the expenditures, administration and policy of principal government agencies or departments.

The General Assembly, in Chapter 120 of the General Statutes, has established the following Oversight Committees:

  • Joint Legislative Program Evaluation Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Transportation Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Education Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Justice and Public Safety
  • Joint Legislative Administrative Procedure Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Economic Development and Global Engagement Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Elections Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Emergency Management Oversight Committee
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Unemployment Insurance
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Health and Human Services
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Medicaid and NC Health Choice
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Information Technology
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Capital Improvements
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on the North Carolina State Lottery
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on General Government
  • Joint Legislative Oversight Committee on Natural and Economic Resources

There are other committees, such as the Environmental Review Commission, that function as Oversight Committees.

Click here for the main General Assembly Committees Page.