The Commission of Latino Affairs has the following powers and duties:

  1. Study the opportunities for and changing needs of the Latino population of this state.
  2. Serve as liaison between the department and the public, sharing information and gathering constituency input.
  3. Recommend administrative rules.
  4. Recommend legislative and executive action to the governor and general assembly. 
  5. Establish advisory committees, work groups, or other coalitions as appropriate.