Committee Staffing

Another major function of the office is to provide professional staff support to the ten standing committees of the General Assembly. Policy analysts assigned to committees are responsible for a myriad of tasks with respect to the consideration of legislation assigned to those committees. These tasks include the close review and analysis of legislation to identify legal, constitutional, and policy issues; attendance of hearings and participation in voting and work sessions on the bills; drafting of amendments, floor reports, and informational and other documents to assist the chairmen and members of the committees during the course of the legislative process; maintaining effective communication and working relationships with other members of the General Assembly, staff, and participants in the legislative process; and being responsive and available to meet the needs of the chairmen and members in a hectic, fast-paced work environment.