(a) To conduct a thorough and comprehensive study into the various ways and means of financing and structuring the alternative dispute resolution programs, define the goals and objectives of alternative methods of resolving disputes in the state, determine types of disputes to be included within any alternative dispute resolution programs, evaluate the advantages of establishing certification or licensure of persons engaged in providing services in alternative methods of resolving disputes and propose a system to ensure appropriate uniformity of alternative dispute resolution programs statewide;
(b) To request such information and data from any state officer or agency or from any political subdivision of the state as the commission may deem necessary to assist it in the performance of its duties and it shall be the duty of all such officers and agencies to cooperate with and assist the commission in and about the completion of its studies and deliberations;
(c) To confer with representative citizens, the judiciary, the legal profession and other groups of the private and business sectors with respect to all matters deemed relevant to the duties of the commission;
(d) To notify the chair of the commission on the future of the judiciary so that the commission established herein may share information with such commission on the future of the judiciary;
(e) To perform every other act necessary or desirable to carry out any of the other powers, duties or responsibilities enumerated in this article; and
(f) To file its final report with respect to its findings and conclusions, together with any legislation it deems appropriate to recommend and as it deems necessary to carry its findings and conclusions into effect with the president of the Senate and the speaker of the House of Delegates not later than the thirtieth day of November, one thousand nine hundred ninety-eight.