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Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee

LSCC The LSCC is made up of the NCSL staff officers, the legislative staff members elected to the NCSL Executive Committee, the staff co-chairs and staff vice chairs of the NCSL Standing Committees, two officers of each of the ten staff sections, and four discretionary appointees of the Staff Chair. 

The purposes of the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee (LSCC) are to oversee the legislative staff division of NCSL, to coordinate the work of the ten staff sections of NCSL, to promote professional development of legislative staff, and to review and evaluate NCSL services to legislative staff.   LSCC serves in an advisory capacity to the NCSL Executive Committee.

 

WEBINAR | 50 STATE BILL INFORMATION SERVICE (BIS) TRAINING

Webinar graphicLegislators and Legislative Staff Only | Upcoming Training Classes | November-December, 2014 | Half hour BIS training webinars are held throughout the year. Sign up to learn what legislative resources are available and how to search for bills by terms and phrases, bill number, author, committee and state.

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2014 MEETINGS

NCSL Executive Committee LogoSenator Debbie Smith hosted the first meeting of the 2014-2015 Conference Year in her home state of Nevada Sept. 27-29.

The Executive Committee and LSCC met in conjunciton with the 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis on Monday, Aug. 18. Click the button below for a review of other Summit activities and resources.

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NCSL EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE | CONFERENCE YEAR 2014-15

William T. Pound, NCSL Executive DirectorReports from the 2014 Legislator and Legislative Staff Nominating Committees to NCSL recommending candidates for positions as officers and at-large members of the Executive Committee for conference year 2014-2015 are available. The reports were adopted at the NCSL Business Meeting on Aug. 22 in Minneapolis.

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WEBINAR | NEW DRAFTER TRAINING

Webinar imageView this archived webinar held Thursday, Sept. 25, 2014 | This hour-long webinar, "New Drafter Training: What Does that Mean? Crafting and Using Definitions in Statutes," is meant to introduce new legislative drafters to the topic of using definitions in statutes and will address various drafting considerations.


  

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THE LEGISLATURE AS A CAREER

An initiative from the Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee is aimed at recruiting young people into legislative service. The video at right, "A Day at the Capitol," points to the crucial role legislative staff play in every step of the legislative process.

At www.legislativecareers.org, you can learn more about the variety of roles staffers play in the legislature.

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LSCC BYLAWS

Picture of GavelThe Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee adopted amendments to its bylaws at Legislative Summit in Minneapolis this year.  The bylaws describe LSCC’s purpose, membership, subcommittee and work group responsibilities, staff sections, and other institutional issues.

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NCSL STAFF CHAIR | CONFERENCE YEAR 2014-15

Margaret 'Peggy' Piety of Indiana succeeded to the position of staff chair of the National Conference of State Legislatures at the 2014 Legislative Summit in Minneapolis. Piety, senior staff attorney for the Indiana Legislative Services Agency, previously served as staff vice-chair. NCSL serves the nation’s 7,383 legislators and more than 20,000 legislative staff.

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