House Rule H30-20. Chairman's duties. (1) The principal duties of the chairman of standing or select committees are to:
(a) preside over meetings of the committee and to put all questions;
(b) maintain order and decide all questions of order subject to appeal to the committee;
(c) supervise and direct staff of the committee;
(d) have the committee secretary keep the official record of the minutes;
(e) sign reports of the committee and submit them promptly to the Chief Clerk;
(f) appoint subcommittees to perform on a formal or an informal basis as provided in subsection (2); and
(g) inform the Speaker of committee activity.
(2) With the exception of the House Appropriations subcommittees, a subcommittee of a standing committee may be appointed by the chairman of the committee. The chairman of the standing committee shall
appoint the chairman of the subcommittee.