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Legislative Process

Legislative Process

INSIDE THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

Picture of scaleOne of the best sources of comparative information about state legislative procedure is the joint publication of the National Conference of State Legislatures and the American Society of Legislative Clerks and Secretaries, Inside the Legislative Process.

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GERMANENESS

Picture of scalesGermaneness means the relevance or appropriateness of amendments or motions to the item under discussion; this may be one of the most difficult decisions that a presiding officer must face.

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GLOSSARY OF TERMS

Picture of a stack of booksEvery occupation has its special jargon, and legislatures are no exception. NCSL offers an explanation of many terms used in legislative circles.

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COMMITTEE CHAIR SELECTION

Picture of conference tableA committee chair is defined as “a member appointed to function as the parliamentary head of a standing or special committee in the consideration of matters assigned to such committee by the body.” Find out how these individuals are selected.

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OVERVIEW | LEGISLATIVE PROCESS

Each legislature may establish its own rules of procedure. As a result, legislative processes vary—from state to state, from chamber to chamber, and from session to session.

 

 

 
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