Course Map/Table of Contents
  1. 1. Initiating Legislative Change
    1. 1.1 There oughta be a law!
    2. 1.2 Your first step
    3. 1.3 Your representatives
    4. 1.4 The General Assembly
  2. 2. Introducing a Bill
    1. 2.1 Types of bills (part 1)
    2. 2.2 Types of bills (part 2)
    3. 2.3 Rules of the General Assembly
    4. 2.4 Bill deadlines
    5. 2.5 First reading & committee assignment
    6. 2.6 Quiz on Introducing a Bill
  3. 3. Onward to the Committee
    1. 3.1 Why committees?
    2. 3.2 About committees
    3. 3.3 Types of committees
    4. 3.4 Preliminary conference
    5. 3.5 First committee meeting
    6. 3.6 Public hearing
    7. 3.7 Committee Quiz 1
    8. 3.8 Committee decisions
    9. 3.9 Checks & balances
    10. 3.10 Committee Quiz 2
  4. 4. Post Committee Action
    1. 4.1 Legislative Commissioners' Office
    2. 4.2 Office of Fiscal Analysis
    3. 4.3 Office of Legislative Research
    4. 4.4 Post Committee Action Quiz
  5. 5. Floor Action in the House and Senate
    1. 5.1 Readings
    2. 5.2 Calendars
    3. 5.3 Floor action for bills with favorable reports
    4. 5.4 General debate
    5. 5.5 Floor Action Quiz 1
    6. 5.6 Amendments
    7. 5.7 Voting
    8. 5.8 Passage to the second chamber
    9. 5.9 Committee on conference
    10. 5.10 Floor Action Quiz 2
  6. 6. Gubernatorial Action
    1. 6.1 The bill reaches the governor
    2. 6.2 Veto override
    3. 6.3 Enactment