Friday, July 1, 2022
When the General Assembly is not in session, interim study committees are utilized to take a closer look at important issues facing the state. Findings from these committees often inform decisions on legislation in future sessions.
Study committee topics are assigned by the bipartisan Legislative Council, comprised of 16 voting members – eight from the Senate and eight from the House of Representatives.
Topics assigned to committees for discussion this interim include, but are not limited to, trends in criminal behavior, child health and safety, how to streamline education mandates in schools, factors contributing to high health care costs and the potential health benefits or drawbacks of THC products.
Taking the time during the summer and fall to fully investigate these topics and hear from experts in their fields is essential to sound policy-making when we return for the 2023 legislative session.