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.

ABC Subcommittee of the Senate Committee on Rehabilitation and Social Services

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

Joint Subcommittee on Coastal Flooding (HJ 84 / SJ 58, 2016; four-year study)

Joint Committee to Study the Future of Public Elementary and Secondary Education in the Commonwealth (HJ 112 / SJ 85, 2016)

Paid Family and Medical Leave Study

See Interim study reports from 2008 to 2016

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 Those that are no longer active are called sunset.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