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Joint Legislative Council Special Study Committees announced

by | Apr 19, 2022 | Legislative Update Blog, State Issue | 0 comments

The Joint Legislative Council is a 22-member committee comprised of both Republican and Democratic state Senators and state Representatives.

Every two years, the Joint Legislative Council establishes special legislative study committees, which meet to study certain issues in depth during the interim period (the period after one legislative session ends and before the next legislative session begins) and to formulate legislative recommendations on those issues.

Typically, both legislators and public stakeholder members serve on those study committees, with a lawmaker from one house chairing the study committee and a lawmaker from the other house serving as vice-chair of the study committee

The Joint Legislative Council has voted to approve the following study committees for this summer and fall:

The WASB Government Relations Team will be following several of these Study Committees, especially the Study Committee on Shared School District Services.


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