You will see the following types of bills later on in the session, since some of these types (like substitute) are based on earlier versions of bills.
- Committees create bills, which can be either original bills or combinations of proposed bills. Don't worry if you don't know what a committee is yet - that whole process will be explained more in the next chapter.
- Committee bills are a combination of several proposed bills that, at the request of the committee, have been drafted in statutory form by the Legislative Commissioners' Office.
- Raised bills originate in a committee and are drafted by the Legislative Commissioners' Office in statutory form.
- The term proposed draft can refer to bills, resolutions, and amendments. While proposed bills can be written in plain language, proposed drafts are submitted by individual legislators in formal statutory form. They must be accepted by the Legislative Commissioners' Office and the clerk's office as written.
- Substitute bills are proposed or committee bills amended (added to or changed) after their submission. They keep the same number the original bill had.