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March 13 - i. Bills die committee, more bills are read to...

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XII. Legislature: How It’s supposed to Work A. Structure B. Instruments C. Process A. Structure a. House i. 105 members ii. Leadership 1. Speaker of the House a. Elected by the chamber b. Traditionally, the governor’s choice 2. iii. b. Senate i. 39 members ii. Leadership 1. President of the Senate a. Elected by the chamber b. Traditionally, the governor’s choice 2. c. Standing Committees i. There are 16 in the house ii. There are 17 in the senate 1. Environmental quality committee iii. Where most of the work gets done iv. Ways and Means Committee/Appropriations Committee B. Instruments a. Resolutions i. Expression of the will of the House or Senate 1. HR/SR b. Bills-----Laws i. HB/SB C. Process a. A member of legislature must author every piece of legislation. You can tell which chamber the bill originated in is by the letter (H/S). b. The first thing, is that when it is introduced, there is a “first reading.” i. This happens to slow the process down, to announce the bill to the press. c. The second reading is made when it is assigned to a committee.
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Unformatted text preview: i. Bills die committee, more bills are read to committee to please people ii. Lets say theres a bill for tuition raise at LSU 1. All the committee can do is to advise the legislature on whether they recommend acceptance or dismissal 2. They can also not look at it or change it 3. They can cut the tuition raise in half iii. d. The third reading and Final Passage i. Goes XIII. The Legislature: How It Really Works A. Overview a. What makes it so interesting is that the legislature has a fair enough amount of power, yet it cannot seem to wield it! B. Learning to Drive a. Bicycle (Rubber Stamp legislature) i. The legislature will rubber stamp ok on whatever the governor wanted ii. In the Long days, Long would tell legislators that were elected on his ticket that they would do what he wanted iii. Resources Information-State governments were getting bigger b. Car C. Recent Changes...
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