The State Commission of the Lithuanian Language – a State institution, accountable to the Seimas.
The Seimas appoints and dismisses the members of the Language Commission upon the recommendation of the Committee on Education, Science and Culture. Universities, scientific research institutions and creative unions submit proposals to the Committee on Education, Science and Culture of the Seimas.
The Language Commission is comprised of 17 members. The members of the Language Commission are appointed for a five-year-term. The number of their terms of powers shall be unlimited. A chairman is a head of the Commission. The meetings of the Language Commission are held at least once a month. The decisions are accepted as passed, if at least 2/3 of the Commission’s attending members have voted in favour thereof.
The decisions of the Language Commission are obligatory for State and municipal institutions, all of the offices, enterprises and organisations operating in the Republic of Lithuania.
The Language Commission shall decide issues concerning the implementation of the Law on the State Language, establishes the directions of regulating the Lithuanian language, decides the issues of standardisation and codification of Lithuanian language; appraises and approves the most important standardising language works (dictionaries, reference books, guidebooks and textbooks), etc.
The Secretariat of the Language Commission provides for the needs of the Commission and activities of its experts and subcommittees, etc.