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Unformatted text preview: How Laws are Born By Matthew Foster All laws have to start somewhere. Laws can be made at the Federal, state and city government levels. The scope of this paper is to explain how laws are made at the state government level during a regular session and will not cover special sessions or Federal or city government levels. This essay will explain where legislators get the ideas for the laws, how the laws are debated and amended, and ultimately passed. First a legislator will have meetings and read letters from their constituents to get ideas about what issues are important to them. These ideas can be anything from school busses stopping at railroad tracks to their views on the Iraq war. The Legislator then sits down and types up a document about how he feels the problems can be fixed. This is called a bill and is the birthplace for all Laws. He must introduce the bill within the first sixty days of the congressional session in order for it to have the time to make it through the whole process. It is given legislative number and read aloud to all members of the make it through the whole process....
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- Spring '08
- United States Congress, city government levels, public testimony