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Lawmaking and the Legislative Process: Committees, Connections, and Compromises / Edition 1
     

Lawmaking and the Legislative Process: Committees, Connections, and Compromises / Edition 1

by Tommy Neal, National Conference of State Legislature
 

ISBN-10: 0897749448

ISBN-13: 9780897749442

Pub. Date: 07/17/1996

Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated

This highly readable resource is designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of how bills are enacted into laws through the state legislative process. Written in an engaging narrative style, Lawmaking and the Legislative Process takes readers through a series of fictitious bills, reviewing each critical step.

Overview

This highly readable resource is designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of how bills are enacted into laws through the state legislative process. Written in an engaging narrative style, Lawmaking and the Legislative Process takes readers through a series of fictitious bills, reviewing each critical step.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780897749442
Publisher:
ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date:
07/17/1996
Pages:
224
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.47(d)
Age Range:
13 - 17 Years

Table of Contents

Preface vii

PART I A Case Study 1

CHAPTER 1: Megan and Friends 3

PART II Getting Started 9

CHAPTER 2: Making Connections 11

CHAPTER 3: The Role of Staff 23

CHAPTER 4: The Role of Lobbyists 28

CHAPTER 5: The Beginning of a Bill: From Idea to the Hopper 32

PART III The Legislative Process 51

CHAPTER 6: Committees 53

CHAPTER 7: On the Floor 87

CHAPTER 8: Conference Committees 104

CHAPTER 9: Governor's Choice 115

PART IV Other Lawmakers 119

CHAPTER 10: Congress 121

CHAPTER 11: Local Government 133

CHAPTER 12: Citizens 142

PART V Appendices 159

APPENDIX 1: Vetes and Veto Override 161

APPENDIX 2: Names of State Legislative Bodies 165

APPENDIX 3: State Legislators: Number and Terms 167

APPENDIX 4: Election Qualifications for State Legislators 169

APPENDIX 5: Sources of Information about Your State Legislature 172

APPENDIX 6: Average Size of Legislative Districts 175

APPENDIX 7: Tips for Testifying before a Legislative Committee 176

Materials Available from State Legislatures 179

Glossary of Legislative Language 181

Bibliography 191

Index 195

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