The article deals with new elements determining the status of Sejm committees, existing in its structure and functioning between the promulgation of the consolidated texts of the rules of procedure of the Sejm in 20002 and 2009. It presents procedural changes relating to institutional and organizational contexts of the functioning of Sejm committees, including - in particular - systemic arrangement and evaluation of their nature and trends of their development. The author accentuates not only the current legal position typical of particular stages of institutional transformations, but also takes into account suggestions made in this respect by law sciences. The two recent amendments of the rules of procedure of the Sejm are of particularly great importance, as they include the recommended introduction of the provisions aimed at arrangement and adjustment. Procedural amendments of 2003-2008, affecting the Sejm committees, may be described in two ways: as a structural separation of new bodies and attributing them with new scopes of responsibility and as the changes concerning adjustment of procedural provisions to existing statutes imposing particular task on the Sejm and its organs.
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