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Statute/Code Revision Organization

Statute/Code Revision Organization

December 2012

State

Organization Responsible for Code Revision

Title of Code Revision Director

Alabama

Alabama Law Institute

(Largely a volunteer agency working in association with the Legislative Reference Service.)

Code Commissioner/ Director

Alaska

Division of Legal & Research Services

(Integrated with the work of bill drafting/legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Arizona

Legislative Council

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

Legislative Council Attorney/Editor

Arkansas

Statutory Review, Bureau of Legislative Research

(Division within bill drafting/ legal services agency)

Administrator, Statutory Review

California

Not a code revision state

N/A

Colorado

Legislative Legal Services

(Division within bill drafting/ legal services agency, integrated w/work of the agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Connecticut

Law Revision Commission

(Division within bill drafting/ legal services agency (1)

The Legislative Commissioners. However, the Supervisor of Statute Revision, under the direction of the office Director, has day-to-day responsibility for statute revision matters.

Delaware

Separate code revision office independent from other agencies

 

 

Delaware Code Revisors - 2 attorneys-at-law licensed to practice law before the Supreme Court of the State who shall be appointed by the Governor. (§ 201)

Florida

Division of Statutory Revision

(within the Office of Legislative Services (11.242))

Statute Revisor

Georgia

Code Revision Commission

Office of Legislative Counsel

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

within Office of Legislative Counsel – no separate title

Hawaii

Legislative Reference Bureau

(Division within drafting/legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Idaho

Idaho Code Commission

Separate code revision office independent from other agencies

Three attorneys who do not hold any compensated state office or position.

Chairman

Illinois

Legislative Reference Bureau

Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency

Executive Director, Legislative Reference, Bureau

Indiana

Office of Code Revision

Legislative Services Agency

A division within a bill drafting/ legal services agency

Director, Office of Code Revision; Revisor of Statutes

Iowa

Legislative Services Agency

(Integrated with drafting and legal services division of the Legislative Services Agency as a separate "division.")

Iowa Code Editor

Kansas

Revisor of Statutes Office, Kansas Legislature

(Integrated with the work of bill drafting/legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Kentucky

Legislative Research Commission, Kentucky General Assembly

Reviser of Statutes (2)

Louisiana

Louisiana Law Institute

(Located at Louisiana State University. Works in an advisory capacity to the legislature.)

Secretary of State; Law Institute Council (26 members?)

Maine

Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Maine Legislature

(Integrated with the work of a bill drafting/legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Maryland

Bill Drafting and Code Revision, Dept of Legislative Services/Office of Policy Analysis, Maryland General Assembly

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

Manager, Legislation Function, Bill Drafting and Code Revision

Massachusetts

House Counsel and Senate Counsel

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

To the extent function is performed, it is by the House Counsel and Senate Counsel

Michigan

Michigan Law Revision Commission

Minnesota

Office of the Revisor of Statutes, Minnesota Legislature

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Mississippi

Joint Legislative Committee on Compilation, Revision and Publication of Legislation

N/A

Missouri

Committee on Legislative Research

Revisor of Statutes

Montana

Code Commissioners Office, Legislative Services Division

(Integrated with the work of bill drafting/legal services agency)

Code Commissioner

Nebraska

Revisor of Statutes Office, Legislative Council

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Revisor of Statutes

Nevada

Legal Division, Legislative Counsel Bureau

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Legis Counsel, Legal Division

New Hampshire

Office of Legislative Services

Director

New Jersey

Legislative Services Commission

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

And

New Jersey Law Revision Commission (Separate code revision office independent from other agencies)

Executive Director of the Legislative Services Commission and Counsel to the Legislature

New Mexico

NM Compilation Commission

Executive Director

New York

New York State Law Revision Commission

Executive Director

North Carolina

Division of Legislative Drafting & Codification of Statutes, Dept. of Justice (Attorney General)

Revisor of Statutes

North Dakota

Code Revisor, Legislative Council

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Code Revisor

Ohio

Ohio Legislative Service Commission

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Division of Legal Review and Technical Services performs code revision functions. Headed by a chief.

Oklahoma

Not a code revision state

N/A

Oregon

Office of Legal Counsel

(Integrated with the work of bill drafting/legal services agency)

Oregon Legislative Counsel

Pennsylvania

Legislative Reference Bureau

Within Legislative Reference Bureau – no separate title

Rhode Island

Separate code revision office independent from other agencies

Director of Law Revision

South Carolina

Code Commissioner & Director, South Carolina General Assembly

Code Commissioner

South Dakota

Legislative Research Council

Code Counsel

Tennessee

Office of Legal Services, Tennessee General Assembly

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Executive Secretary of the Tennessee Code Commission (Ex-officio head of Legal Services)

Texas

Legal Division, Legislative Council

(Integrated with drafting/ legal services agency)

Director, Legal Division, has final supervision of code revision. 

Utah

Office of Legislative Research & General Counsel

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

General Counsel

Vermont

Legislative Council Statutory Revision Committee

Chair

Virginia

Division of Legislative Services

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Director of the Division of Legislative Services

Washington

Code Revisor's Office, Washington Legislature

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

State Code Revisor

West Virginia

No official code revision

N/A

Wisconsin

Legislative Reference Bureau

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Revising Attorney

Wyoming

Legal Services Division, Legislative Service Office

(Integrated with drafting/legal services agency)

Assistant Director - Legal Services Division

Footnotes:

(1) CT - Note: Bill-drafting and statute revision functions are, by statute, carried out by the Legislative Commissioners - one Democratic and one Republican Commissioner.
(2) KY - The spelling "reviser" is unique to Kentucky.
 

The information contained in this document should not be construed as legal advice to be applied to any specific factual situation. The National Conference of State Legislatures does not provide any legal advice.

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