The Legislative Coordinating Commission may establish under its jurisdiction and control an office of legislative research and may include within it the Office of Revisor of Statutes and the Legislative Reference Library. The commission may appoint, set salaries for, and delegate authority to, the personnel it deems necessary to perform the functions required.
The Legislative Coordinating Commission shall oversee and coordinate all joint legislative studies mandated by the legislature and may require regular progress reports to the commission and appropriate standing committees of the house of representatives and the senate. Appropriations for all joint legislative studies except those specifically assigned to an existing legislative commission shall be made to the Legislative Coordinating Commission. Responsibility and appropriations for a joint legislative study may be delegated by the Legislative Coordinating Commission to an existing staff office of the house of representatives or senate, a legislative commission, a joint legislative committee or office or a state agency. The office, commission, joint committee, or agency responsible for the study may contract with another agent for assistance.
The Legislative Coordinating Commission may call upon any agency or political subdivision of the state for available data, and the agencies shall cooperate with the commission to the fullest possible extent.
One-half the expenses of the Legislative Coordinating Commission not including the expenses of the Office of the Revisor of Statutes and the Legislative Reference Library, as determined by the commission, shall be allocated from the legislative expense fund of each house of the legislature to a legislative research account. The expenses of the commission other than the expenses of the Office of the Revisor of Statutes and the Legislative Reference Library, shall be paid from the legislative research account upon vouchers signed by the chair of the commission.