Legislative Services Office

Research & Legislation Division

Research and Legislation is the section of the nonpartisan Legislative Services Office that 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. In addition to processing legislation, the staff tracks and publishes records of all action taken on introduced bills. After each session of the Legislature adjourns, staff prepares Session Laws for publication and proofs the ensuing Idaho Code Supplements for accuracy. The staff librarian maintains an extensive collection of materials in the Legislative Reference Library to assist both legislators and staff with research.

Staff / Contact

Email: BillResContact@lso.idaho.gov

Matt Drake

Division Manager

Banking/ Dept. of Finance
Business and Employment Law (incl. Worker’s Compensation)
Electronic Data and Technology (Social Media)
Indian Affairs
Occupational Licensing
State Employee Insurance and Retirement (PERSI)
Transportation (Aeronautics)
Planning and Zoning
Urban Renewal

Katharine Gerrity

Deputy Division Manager

Energy and Environment
Military and Veterans
Natural Resources
Oil and Gas
Water Law
Property (inc. HOA’s)


Baylie Moore

Administrative Assistant


Ryan Bush

Principal Legislative Drafting Attorney

Administrative Rules
Civil Court Actions (except Family Law)
Criminal Law
Department of Correction
Juvenile Corrections
Liquor, Beer and Wine
State Government (except Tax)
Uniform Laws
City and County Government

Jill Randolph

Senior Legislative Drafting Attorney

Family Law and Child Protection
Health and Welfare
Legislative Compensation

Peter Cook

Legislative Drafting Attorney

Estates / Probate / Trusts / Wills
Elections and Campaign Finance
Taxation – State, County and City Taxes

Lara Disney

Senior Editor


Olivia Johnson



Grace King

Research and Editorial Specialist

Janni Wheeler

Senior Proofreader


Dalton Montgomery



Jennifer Kish

Research & Legislation Information Liaison


Layce Silvey

Legislative Librarian


Kyle Slominski

Library Research Assistant


Welcome to the Legislative Research Library

Session Schedule

Library Hours
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)

Interim Schedule

Hours for Legislature
Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)
Closed 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM for Lunch
(Note: 8:00 AM – 10:00 AM may require badge access)

Public Hours
Monday – Friday, 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM (MST)

Location: C114 – first floor of the Capitol, just east of the State Street Entrance

The Legislative Research Library is part of the Idaho Legislative Services Office, Research and Legislation Division. We are non-partisan legislative support staff for the Idaho Legislature, and provide research and bill drafting services for Idaho state legislators. The library is also the repository for legislative history records of Idaho laws. We are open to the public, so anyone may come in and research the history behind an Idaho law. You do not need to make an appointment.

We have prepared several guides to help you in researching legislative history. Depending on how old the law is, you may or may not be able to find any discussion on it, and you may or may not be able to find the discussion online. These guides help explain what is available in further detail.


book For more information, please contact library@lso.idaho.gov or call us at 208-334-4822. book

Legislative Services Office Research and Legislation Division 700 W. Jefferson St. • P.O. Box 83720 Boise, ID 83720-0054 P: 208-334-4834 | F: 208-334-2125