Legislative Affairs Office

The Legislative Affairs office is responsible for planning, organizing and coordinating state and federal legislative matters related to the agency’s programs. The office works with the director and the executive staff to establish legislative priorities and to complete legislative research and technical preparation, analysis and tracking. The department’s legislative liaison testifies before legislative committees; educates the public about programs and legislative initiatives; and works with House of Representatives and Senate research staffs on drafting agency legislation. The liaison provides bill sponsors with fact sheets and other materials, including amendments; monitors bill progress; and provides hearing summaries or briefings to policy makers.