Select and Special Committees

Select committees
Appointed for the purpose of carrying out procedural matters related to the legislative process and the operation of the Legislature as a state agency.
Special committees

Generally established by state law for a specific purpose, usually focused on providing some form of legislative oversight of a policy area.

Written Position Letter Policy for Public Hearings

If you are not testifying in person on a bill and would like to submit a written position letter to be included in the official hearing record as an exhibit, the letter must be delivered to the office of the committee chair (or emailed to the committee chair) of the committee conducting the hearing on the bill by 5:00 p.m. CST on the last work day prior to the public hearing.

Additionally, the letter must include your name and address, state a position of for, against, or neutral on the bill in question and include a request for the letter to be included as part of the public hearing record.

Please note that mass communications will not be included as part of the public hearing record regardless of delivery time or requests to have the communication included.