House Legislative Services provides nonpartisan legal and research services to all 105 members of the Louisiana House and its 16 standing
committees, as well as supporting the Louisiana Legislature as an institution and an equal branch of government.
More specifically, HLS staff:
Provide research and policy analysis to all House members.
Draft legislation, including the preparation of bill summaries and amendments to various legislative instruments.
Provide budget analysis of agency budgets and programs.
Draft substantive resolutions for consideration during legislative sessions and draft commendation and condolence resolutions year-round.
Provide committee staffing to each of the 16 standing committees and numerous special committees of the Legislature.
Review and monitor rules proposed by various state departments and agencies.
Assist Legislative District Offices in providing information to constituents.
Publish the official documents of the House.
Provide House members with information and assistance to redistrict election districts that are provided by law. These districts include state legislative, BESE, PSC, judicial, and congressional districts.
Staff the Public Update Legislative Service (PULS) telephone line.
The PULS line provides constituents with information on legislation, proceedings, and legislative website navigation.