standing committeeA committee that is established for ongoing business, that continues to exist from session to session, and that is usu. charged with considering business of a certain recurring kind.
? A legislature will ordinarily establish a standing committee concerned with a specific field of legislation. A legislative standing committee usu. considers basic questions of legislative policy, holds hearings on legislation, eliminates unwanted bills, and prepares favored measures for passage.
¡ª Also termed permanent committee. [Cases: United States 23. C.J.S. United States ¡ì 39.]
How do Chinese legal professionals usually express the term standing committee?