Functions of the Committee are to:
- Review Bills, reports or issues that are referred to the Committee.
- Make recommendations for changes to Bills, reports and issues that are referred to the Committee.
- Receiving of petitions lodged in terms of rule 83 of the Standing Rules and Order and deal with them in terms of these rules, the Committee can also establish sub-Committees, as it deems necessary to deal with Petitions on specialized topics.
- Conduct hearings on Bills referred to it if the Committee deems it to be necessary.