Learn how ideas turn into legislation in the state of Illinois. Follow the law-making process, from inception to implementation. Discover the role state legislators play in making laws, and what the Legislative Reference Bureau does. Learn about the different committees that bills are assigned to and why. Discover the difference between first, second, and third readings and what a “floor debate” is. Note the governor’s role in the lawmaking process, and how many votes a bill needs to pass both chambers.
Lesli Melendy, District Chief of Staff
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