0160 Legislative Counsel Bureau
Mission Statement

The Legislative Counsel Bureau provides legal assistance to the two houses of the Legislature, their members and its committees by resolving a large volume of complex legal problems arising in connection with the legislative process. The legal services furnished include rendering opinions, drafting bills, counseling, attendance as counsel at meetings of legislative committees, and representing the Legislature in litigation. The attorney-client relationship is maintained and all work is confidential.

In addition, the Bureau prepares and provides necessary indices and appropriate tables necessary to identify legislative measures and compiles and indexes statutes and codes.

The Bureau operates the Legislative Data Center, which provides information technology services in support of the legislative information system and the processing of legislative measures.