House of representatives

COMMITTEES

Standing or ad hoc committees are established for the purpose of deliberation of issues within the responsibility of the House of Representatives, deliberation of drafts and proposed laws and other general acts of the House of Representatives, and preparation and performing of other tasks for the House of Representatives.

The committees of the House of Representatives give their opinions, submit proposals and report to the House of Representatives about the issues within their terms of reference, and they vote only on those issues assigned to their direct responsibility by the Rules of Procedure or decision of the House of Representatives. 

Based on a conclusion of the House of Representatives the committees may conduct an inquiry and for that purpose they may request testimonies, evidence and documents. 

The standing committees are established based on the Rules of Procedure or a decision of the House of Representatives. 

Ad hoc committees are established based on a conclusion of the House of Representatives.

The House of Representatives elect the chair, deputy chair, and members of a working body from the rank of the Members of the House of Representatives in a decision. The chair and deputy chair of a working body cannot be from the same political party.

The House of Representatives has the following committees:

  1. Ustavno povjerenstvo
  2. Zakonodavno-pravno povjerenstvo
  3. Administracijsko povjerenstvo
  4. Povjerenstvo za europske integracije
  5. Povjerenstvo za zaštitu ljudskih prava i sloboda
  6. Povjerenstvo za sigurnost
  7. Povjerenstvo za izbor i imenovanje
  8. Povjerenstvo za informiranje
  9. Povjerenstvo za jezička pitanja
  10. Mandatno-imunitetno povjerenstvo
  11. Povjerenstvo za jednakopravnost spolova
  12. Povjerenstvo za lokalnu samoupravu
  13. Povjerenstvo za pitanja mladih
  14. Etičko povjerenstvo
  15. Odbor za ekonomsku i financijsku politiku
  16. Odbor za energetiku, industriju i rudarstvo
  17. Odbor za promet i komunikacije
  18. Odbor za privatizaciju i denacionalizaciju
  19. Odbor za pravdu i opću upravu
  20. Odbor za povratak izbjeglica i raseljenih osoba
  21. Odbor za obrazovanje, znanost, kulturu i sport
  22. Odbor za braniteljska i invalidska pitanja
  23. Odbor za rad i socijalnu zaštitu
  24. Odbor za zdravstvo
  25. Odbor za poljoprivredu, vodno gospodarstvo i šumarstvo
  26. Odbor za prostorno uređenje, stambeno komunalnu politiku, ekologiju i turizam

Joint Committees of the Parliament’s Houses 

In addition to its standing committees, the House of Representatives establishes together with the House of Peoples:

  • the Joint Committee for Alignment of Different Texts of the Laws Adopted in the Houses of the Parliament, 
  • the Parliamentary Audit Committee

and other joint committees in line with the decision adopted by both houses of the Parliament. 

The Joint Committee for Alignment of Different Texts of the Adopted Laws is a standing working body with identical status, rights and duties based on the Rules of Procedures, as the other committees of the House of Representatives and it has ten members. 

The Joint Committee is composed of five Members elected by the House of Representatives and five delegates elected by the House of Peoples. 

The task of the Joint Committee is to submit to the houses a proposal with the solution of the disputable issues caused by the different texts of the laws adopted by the houses of the Parliament, by alignment of the disputable provisions of the law. 

The Joint Committee for Alignment of Different Texts of the Adopted Laws is led by the Chair and Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee rotating at the chairing position every six months. 

One of them is elected by the House of Representatives, and the other is elected by the House of Peoples. The Chair and Deputy Chair of the Joint Committee have the same rights and duties as other chairs of the standing committees in the houses of the Parliament.