(a) The duties and powers of the Legislative Council shall be the following:
(1) It shall suggest research studies to the Legislative Reference Service and shall set, when requested by the Director of the Legislative Reference Service, as limited by subdivision (1) of Section 29-7-6, the detailed order of undertaking requests for assistance received by the Legislative Reference Service, and it shall receive reports at such times as it may require, not less than each three months, on work performed by the Legislative Reference Service.
(2) It shall examine or cause to be examined the effects of constitutional provisions and statutes of the State of Alabama and the effectiveness of operation of state and local government in Alabama.
(3) It shall prepare suggestions for legislation, in the form of bills or otherwise, which in its opinion the welfare of the State of Alabama demands, and it shall submit these suggestions to the Legislature at each session.
(4) It shall report at each session of the Legislature the activities and accomplishments of the Legislative Reference Service and the Legislative Council.
(b) The Legislative Reference Service shall serve the Legislative Council as its research, reporting and bill-drafting agency.
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