Study Committees and Commissions meet in the interim periods between regular legislative sessions to consider complex or major issues and suggest solutions to the challenges that face the State. Generally, study committees are comprised of members of both the Senate and the House of Representatives. Members of the public are appointed to serve on some of these committees. In study committee meetings and hearings, members are informed by experts and other witnesses about issues related to the charge of the committee. Study Committees sometimes hold meetings and hearings in various communities around the State to allow for greater input from citizens. Study Committees deliberate and make reports to the legislature with recommendations that usually lead to the introduction of legislation.
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