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Research, Editorial, Legal and Committee Staff

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Stay Informed

The RELACS Report offers articles on research methods, tips for committee staff, legal issues, statutory construction, grammar and punctuation, and other topics related to serving legislatures.

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RELACS Virtual Meetings Series

Join us for a multi-part series of interactive webinars and virtual meetings—beginning in July—geared toward legislative staff who conduct research, draft and edit legislation, examine legal issues, and staff legislative committees.

Results Driven Governing

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2020 Mason's Manual

Mason’s Manual is the only parliamentary manual designed specifically for state legislatures and addresses problems and concepts in the context legislators are likely to deal with them. Not only is the 2020 edition available in time for the 2021 legislative session, but for the first time ever, it is offered in both print and digital formats. Accessing parliamentary laws, rules and procedures has never been easier. 

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Coronavirus Resources for Legislative Staff

State lawmakers are taking extra steps to respond to and anticipate impacts of the coronavirus. This page is updated daily to reflect new resources in policy areas ranging from education to health care costs and access.

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RELACS Members' Material

Members of RELACS may join discussion groups, nominate peers for awards and request to be appointed to a committee.

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Learn More

Learn about the separation of powers, read online versions of legislative drafting manuals, and look at how other legislatures revise and publish their code. RELACS also maintains a library of webinars and presentations for your review.

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