Representative Snyder, Representative Herod, and Ms. Eubanks discussed the cost of retaining counsel for litigation.
Senator Gardner and Ms. Eubanks discussed the potential costs to the Office of hiring additional staff to assist in representing the General Assembly in this lawsuit and they also discussed the issue of standing in the case.
Representative Weissman further discussed the standing issue and the General Assembly's institutional interest in this case.
Senator Cooke and Ms. Eubanks discussed the nonpartisan nature of the Office and how the Office performs its functions in furtherance of the institutional interest of the General Assembly while doing what it is requested to do.
Senator Foote and Ms. Eubanks discussed the different options before the Committee for retaining representation for the General Assembly for this case.
Representative Weissman and Senator Cooke discussed the parties to the lawsuit.
Representative Soper and Ms. Eubanks discussed what would happen if the Committee were to vote not to retain counsel and also how the Office would respond to being directed to represent the General Assembly in the lawsuit in terms of staffing and the cost of that to the Office.