Standing Committees and Task Forces



Standing Committees FAQ

Learn more about NCSL's Standing Committees, which are composed of legislators and legislative staff and are as a key organizational mechanism for serving NCSL members.


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Task Forces

NCSL uses task forces to complement the work of the eight standing committees. Task forces typically deal with issues that cut across the jurisdictions of the standing committees and are created for a specified period of time. They range in size from 20 to 30 legislators and legislative staff.

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Standing Committees


Letters and Testimony

NCSL serves as the voice of state legislatures to Congress and the administration based on NCSL policy directives and resolutions. NCSL does this through a variety of ways including letters, comments on regulations and testimony before congressional committees and federal commissions.


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NCSL Standing Committee Officers

The work of the NCSL Standing Committees is guided by legislators and staff officers appointed by the NCSL president, president-elect and staff chair.


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Standing Committee Directory

See a list of the NCSL Standing Committee officers and NCSL contacts for Standing Committees. 


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Policy Directives and Resolutions

Learn about NCSL's policy process and see links related to all the conference policies by topic. 


NCSL Policy Process