Commissions, Committees, and Councils

Interim Study Committees

Almost all legislative studies are conducted by one or more standing committees or subcommittees or by joint subcommittees authorized by the Joint Rules Committee. DLS provides professional staff, both research and legal, for each of these study groups. The Offices of the Clerks of the House and Senate furnish clerical and administrative support as they do during sessions.

Joint Subcommittee to Study Mental Health Services in the Commonwealth in the 21st Century (SJ 47, 2014; four-year study)

Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding (HJ 84 / SJ 58, 2016)

Joint Committee to Study Construction of Proposed Interstate 73 (SR 32, 2014)

Special Joint Subcommittee of the House Committee on General Laws and the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services Studying Certain Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) laws (2016)

See Interim study reports from 2008 to 2014

Archived Commission and Interim Study Sites

Commissions and Interim Studies have a limited duration. Those that are no longer active are called sunset.

See sunset commissions and interim studies from 2006 to 2012