The task force was established by House Concurrent Resolution 3, adopted by the legislature in May 2001. The task force's final report details their work:
"The Task Force met for about 20 hours [in late 2001 and early 2002].
"In the course of these meetings, the Task Force heard testimony and deliberated at length on more than two dozen proposals to amend the joint rules to accomplish the objectives expressed in the charge of the Task Force. Many of these proposals were of considerable significance and complexity. The proposals were available in the meetings of the Task Force and were posted on the Internet. In addition, the Task Force notified all members of the House and Senate of the proposals under consideration and requested comment and advice from members.
"In late December, the Task Force produced a Preliminary Report, summarizing decisions on some proposals and listing those still remaining for decision. The Task Force disposed of the remaining matters at its last meeting on January 7."