Legislative Counsel is the chief legal officer of the
Legislature; counsel to the Legislative Services Commission,
the OLS, the Joint Legislative Committee on Ethical Standards,
and the State Capitol Joint Management Commission; and
staffs the Senate Rules and Order Committee. The Legislative
Counsel can advise the legislative leadership, committees
and commissions with respect to parliamentary procedures
and legal matters affecting the Legislature.
The Ethics Counsel advises the members of the Legislature
and the officers and employees within the legislative
branch on issues pertaining to the Conflicts of Interest
Law and the Legislative Code of Ethics.
The Office of Legislative Counsel also provides confidential
legal opinions upon request, establishes general standards
for the drafting and review of legislation by the OLS,
and performs legal editing duties.