The Legislative Service Commission
(LSC), which was created in 1953, is a nonpartisan agency
providing drafting, fiscal, research, training, and other
technical services to the General Assembly. LSC's
governing authority consists of 14 members of the General
Assembly, including the Speaker of the House of
Representatives and the President of the
Senate. The Speaker and the President each appoint
six additional members, with no more than four of the
appointed members from each chamber belonging to the same
political party. The members select a Chairperson
and a Vice-Chairperson who serve for two years. The
two positions customarily rotate between the chambers.
Traditionally, the Senate President or the Speaker of the
House serves as Chairperson.
The 14-member governing authority appoints a director who, in turn, hires additional professional and support staff as may be required. LSC staff includes attorneys, budget analysts, economists, research associates, and support personnel. The LSC Brochure provides additional information on LSC staff and services.