While the Legislative Regulation Review Committee has been in existence since 1972, it was a November 24, 1982 amendment to the State's Constitution which provided the authority for
the General Assembly to adopt the current structure of the committee.
It is the responsibility of the Legislative Regulation Review Committee to review regulations proposed by state agencies and approve them before regulations are implemented. This
position was adopted since all regulations have the force of law, and it is important that regulations do not contravene the legislative intent, or conflict with current state or federal
laws, or state or federal constitutions.
This joint bipartisan committee is made up of 14 members: 6 senators and 8 representatives divided equally by party. In keeping with the bipartisan nature of the committee the
chairmanship of the committee changes every two years. Pairing either a Senate Democrat and a
House Republican or a Senate Republican and a House Democrat as co-chairs.