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Name: Commission on the Status of Women - RG 321


Historical Note:

The Commission on the Status of Women was created by the General Assembly in 1967 to study the status of women throughout the state and to make recommendations for constructive action in the areas of employment policies and practices; state labor laws; legal rights; the family and the employed woman; expanded programs to help women as wives, mothers, and workers; women as citizen volunteers; and education. It was to report annually to the Governor and the General Assembly. It was made up of four members of the House and four members of the Senate appointed respectively by the Speaker and the president pro tempore and ten members appointed by the Governor (L. 1967, pp. 4234-4235). The commission was abolished in 1985 (P.A. 83-1257, p. 1173). Its responsibilities were assumed by the Citizens Council on Women which was within the newly created Citizens Assembly (P.A. 84-15, pp. 306-197).

For an administrative history of the CITIZENS ASSEMBLY see RG 624.000






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