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Research Service Division

Jessica Whittaker, Assistant Director for Research Services

The Research Services Division is comprised of two sections providing Policy Analysis and Research Services and Committee Staff Support for the Legislature.

The Policy Analysis and Research Section is responsible for the production and delivery of in-depth and independent research products and policy analyses for the legislature including interim studies and reviews. During legislative sessions, staff respond to requests from committees and individual members to prepare or analyze information regarding legislation under consideration. Other services provided include preparation of fiscal impact statements and serving as committee staff.

The Committee Staff Section provides staff for legislative committees both during the session and in the interim between sessions.  Committee staff engages in non-legal research activities and are responsible for organizing presentations before committees that are relevant to interim study.