LSCC Legislative Institution Subcommittee Reports (2006-2009)

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This document contains links to the reports of the Legislative Institution Subcommittee of NCSL's Legislative Staff Coordinating Committee.  The subcommittee was charged with conducting a study on the future of state legislatures.  The complete reports are in PDF format.

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Final Report 2008-2009

The 2007-2008 Legislative Institution Subcommittee undertook a reexamination of the 2000 task force report as a basis for identifying horizon issues likely to affect legislatures, evaluating the currency of the findings of the task force, establishing guidelines for ongoing research into driving forces, and developing strategies for creating a culture of futures orientation within LSCC and NCSL. Using the methodology outlined by the 2000 task force in A Practical Guide to Futures Study, the subcommittee carried out those tasks, resulting in a set of recommendations that included several steps for integrating futures focus in LSCC and NCSL activities.

Futures Study: Researching Horizon Issues in Driving Force Areas, 2007-2008

This accompaning guide to the subcommittee's reports includes methodology, recommendations and resources. 

Futures Study:  Process Summary, Updates, and Recommendations, 2007-2008

Goal: Revisit the findings of Legislatures of the Future: Implications of Change as a basis for: identifying horizon issues likely to affect state legislatures; evaluating the currency of the findings of the original task force; establishing guidelines for ongoing research into driving forces; and developing strategies for creating a culture of futures orientation within LSCC and NCSL.

[Note: page number references within this document are to A Practical Guide to Futures Study.]