The intent here is to outline the path a bill takes to become a law. And along the way, show Advocates where they may intervene, with testimony and evidence, to voice their position. And show the dangerous steps in the lawmaking process. Further, just so folks know there are many and, ors, buts, etc. that take place which are not shown below. If folks want to read about them see HERE -or- HERE.
HINT: As you learn the path a bill takes in becoming law, there is one critical thing every effective Advocate needs to keep in mind, "Always Know Where your target Bill is in the Process," only then will you know WHEN and WHO to direct your voice to; absolutely critical....
With that said:
1) Introducing Bills:
Thats it folks, a pictorial is HERE (without the Advocate notes).
eAdvocate, and as always we are open to corrections or suggestions.
End Note: Contacting Committees. A little unknown fact is, that folks may contact a Committee Clerk and ask to submit "Written Testimony and Other Evidence" for the Committee's consideration. In Washington DC, for the: Senate call 202-224-3121 -- House call 202-225-3121 AND ASK for the clerk of the Committe where your bill is being considered (List of all Committees), then ask the Clerk how you may submit something to have your voice heard. It is that simple.
For now, have a great day and a better tomorrow.
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