In accordance with the legislation under which it was created, our Commission is empowered to:
- Conduct research and study issues affecting the status of women;
- Advise and consult with the executive and legislative branches of government;
- Publish periodic reports documenting the status and concerns of women;
- Act as an information center on the status of women;
- Serve as a liaison between government, private interest groups, and the general public regarding the status of women;
- Recommend policies and make recommendations to public and private groups and persons concerned with any issue related to improving the status of women;
- Promote consideration of qualified women for all levels of government positions; and
- Report annually to the Governor and Legislature on the Commission's activities and findings.
Our fully-appointed Commission is comprised of four Commissioners appointed by the Governor; and three each appointed by the Lieutenant Governor, the Speaker of the House, and the Attorney General.