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EDUCATEEMPOWEREXCELfacebook.com/FloridaYIG@FloridaYIGBILL DRAFTING&DEBATE GUIDEBOOKNAME:______________________________________________________© FLORIDA YMCA YOUTH IN GOVERNMENTP727.386.9622|Wfloridayig.net
Florida YMCA Youth In GovernmentSelecting a Bill TopicThe importance of drafting sound legislation cannot be stressed enough – it is thecornerstone to your experience as a legislator.It is important to keep in mind that yourtopic must fall within the scope of state level government.Topics should be interesting toyou since the strength of your commitment will have an impact on the quality of work youdo.The6tate Youth In Government Presiding Officers have released their Legislative$JHQGDfor this program year.To accompany thHVH DJHQGDV, they have also providedDResearchGuide to aid you as well.0DNH VXUH WR FKHFN LW RXW±Still not sure what to write your bill on?» Study current local news (editorials or feature stories) to determine an issue thatcan be remedied through legislation.» Go out in your community and interview some of the following people:Newspaper EditorsCity OfficialsPublic OfficialsCivic Club LeadersAttorneysJudgesSchool PrincipalsTeachersMinistersSocial WorkersParentsSuperintendent of SchoolsUnion LeadersPhysicians/PsychologisWVLaw EnforcementOfficersSchool Board MembersAsk these people what they feel to be the most important issues affecting the communitywhich might be dealt with by action of the state legislature. Explain to them that you planto use the information they give you to write Legislation for the YMCA Youth InGovernment Youth Legislative Session.» Talk to the CEO or Board of Directors of your Local YMCA to find out what legislativeissues are important to them.» Check to see what the current projects/priorities are forthe section of government you are interested in.
Florida YMCA Youth In GovernmentBILL TOPIC SELECTIONBill Topic IdeasAdoption & Child custodyAdvertisingAge of adulthoodAge of consentAgricultureAir and water qualityAlcoholic beveragesBoat safetyCities and countiesCoastal marshlands/beach protectionConsumer protectionCourts (operation of)CreditCriminal lawDay-care centersDeath PenaltyDivorceDriver’s LicensesDrugs (prescription & illegal)Economic developmentEducation, public & privateElderly (problems of the)ElectionsEmergency Management & DisasterReliefEthics &business practicesFire safety regulationsFirearms and explosivesForestsGambling (regulation of)Grocery storesHandicapped (problems of the)Healthcare – physical & mentalHighway constructionHolidays (observed by the state)HospitalsHunting and fishingInsuranceJailsLabor and unionsLaw enforcementLicensingLoansMarriageMedicaidPenalties for crimesPesticidesPrisons and offender rehabilitationPublic assemblies and concertsPublic officers and employeesPublic utilities (regulation of)Real estateRestaurantsState government (organization of)

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Summer
Professor
Kuhnert
Tags
Law, YMCA Youth and Government

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