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Lawmaking and the legislative process : committees, connections, and compromises

Author: Tommy Neal; National Conference of State Legislatures.
Publisher: Phoenix, Ariz. : Oryx Press, 1996.
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A primer written for high school and community college students guiding them through the process by which lawmakers enact bills in state, federal, and local government. Neal (a former state legislator) invents fictional state legislators and follows them through various state sessions as they introduce, debate, and try to pass specific bills such as graffiti ordinances, domestic abuse, and gun control. At every  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Tommy Neal; National Conference of State Legislatures.
ISBN: 0897749448 9780897749442
OCLC Number: 34710866
Description: ix, 211 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: pt. I.A Case Study. Ch. 1. Megan and Friends --
pt. II. Getting Started. Ch. 2. Making Connections. Ch. 3. The Role of Staff. Ch. 4. The Role of Lobbyists. Ch. 5. The Beginning of a Bill: From Idea to the Hopper --
pt. III. The Legislative Process. Ch. 6. Committees. Ch. 7. On the Floor. Ch. 8. Conference Committees. Ch. 9. Governor's Choice --
pt. IV. Other Lawmakers. Ch. 10. Congress. Ch. 11. Local Government. Ch. 12. Citizens --
pt. V. Appendices --
Appendix 1. Vetoes and Veto Override --
Appendix 2. Names of State Legislative Bodies --
Appendix 3. State Legislators: Number and Terms --
Appendix 4. Election Qualifications for State Legislators --
Appendix 5. Sources of Information about Your State Legislature --
Appendix 6. Average Size of Legislative Districts --
Appendix 7. Tips for Testifying before a Legislative Committee.
Responsibility: by Tommy Neal ; National Conference of State Legislatures.

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