New Mexico Legislative Council Service
The New Mexico Legislative Council Service is governed by the New Mexico Legislative Council. The Legislative Council is made up of sixteen elected officials that represent both parties and both chambers of the Legislature.
Legislative Council Service staff is responsible for handling all bill drafting requests that come from members of the Legislature. Also, the LCS drafts legislation for Executive and Judicial Branch agencies in New Mexico.
A full legislative library is run by the Legislative Council Service. The library is open to legislators, staff, and the general public.
Legislative Council Service is responsible for all legal research, short and long-term legislative research, along with most fiscal research. The New Mexico Legislative Finance Committee handles any other fiscal research not in the jurisdiction of the Legislative Council Service.
State Capitol Maintenance
The Director of the Legislative Council Service is responsible for overseeing the maintenance operations of the New Mexico State Capitol complex.
- [New Mexico Legislature, "Legislative Agencies"(See Legislative Council Service)
- National Conference of State Legislatures, "Legal Staff in the Legislatures"(See New Mexico)