Legislative Services Office

The Legislative Services Office was created by the Legislature in 1993 to consolidate the nonpartisan staff support to Idaho's citizen legislators. In an effort to coordinate services, a Director of Legislative Services was named to oversee three formerly separate offices. Functions of the Legislative Services Office include:

    Budget and Policy Analysis: assists legislators with the state's budget making process and provides policy advice to individual legislators and legislative committees.

    Information Technology: maintains the Legislature's comprehensive computer network, which links all legislative and staff offices, and supports other legislative technology initiatives.

    Legislative Audits: conducts financial post-audits of state agencies -- an effort to ensure state and local government agencies spend funds properly and in accordance with government accounting standards.

    Research and Legislation: conducts research for legislators, drafts legislation, staffs legislative study committees, reviews administrative agency rules, and provides information on the legislative process and legislative history to the public and other state agencies.