130th Ohio General Assembly

Legislative Agencies


Read a description of the legislative agencies:
[Legislative Service Commission] [Joint Legislative Ethics Committee/Office of the Legislative Inspector General] [Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review] [Correctional Institution Inspection Committee] [Legislative Information Systems] [Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board]

Legislative Service Commission (LSC)

The Ohio Legislative Service Commission (LSC) is a statutory agency created in 1953 to provide technical and research services to members of the General Assembly. Among its duties, the LSC is responsible for providing bill drafting, bill analysis, research, training, and other technical services to the General Assembly. It also maintains the Register of Ohio -- an Internet means of public access to proposed agency rules. As of September 2000, the Legislative Budget Office was merged with the LSC and is now known as the LSC Fiscal Staff. The LSC Fiscal Staff provides members of the General Assembly with state revenue and expenditure estimates, drafting of appropriation bills and amendments, fiscal notes and local impact statements, and general information about governmental fiscal issues.[top]

Joint Legislative Ethics Committee/Office of the Legislative Inspector General (JLEC-OLIG)

The Joint Legislative Ethics Committee (JLEC) was established to monitor compliance with Ohio's Ethics Law as it applies to the Legislative Branch. It is also responsible for administering Ohio's Lobbying Laws and exercises its powers and duties pertaining to Legislative Agents, Executive Agency Lobbyists, and their employers. The Office of the Legislative Inspector General (OLIG) is accountable to the Joint Legislative Ethics Committee and is responsible for the actual implementation of the provisions of the Ethics and Lobbying Laws. [top]

Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR)

The Joint Committee on Agency Rule Review (JCARR) is a joint legislative committee comprised of five state Senators and five state Representatives. The primary function of JCARR is to review proposed administrative rules to ensure that the rule 1) does not exceed the statutory authority of the agency; 2) is consistent with legislative intent; 3) does not conflict with another administrative rule; and 4) is accompanied by a complete and accurate rule summary and fiscal analysis. If the rule fails in one of the above categories, JCARR may recommend the adoption of a concurrent resolution to the General Assembly which would invalidating the rule. [top]

Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC)

The Correctional Institution Inspection Committee (CIIC) works on issues related to the state's correctional institutions and the inmates of these institutions. [top]

Legislative Information Systems (LIS)

Legislative Information Systems (LIS) serves the Ohio General Assembly and the legislative agencies by providing computer network services, help desk support, computer education and training services and assistance with the development of new or improved computer applications. [top]

Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB)

The role of the Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) is to provide all educational, maintenance, support and security services for the Capitol Square Complex and grounds, and to operate the parking garage under the Statehouse. [top]

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