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State Process

State Legislative Process House Senate Introduction Bill is introduced by legislator or by committee Introduction Bill is introduced by legislator or by committee Reading and Referral Bill is read by title and number to full House and assigned to standing committee. Reading and Referral Bill is read by title and number to full Senate and assigned to standing committee. Committee Consideration Bill is given a hearing and committee debates, amends and makes recommendation. Committee Consideration Bill is given a hearing and committee debates, amends and makes recommendation. Committee of the Whole Entire House debates bill, offers amendments and votes on passage to Final Action. Committee of the Whole Entire Senate debates bill, offers amendments and votes on...

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10 Rules of Effective Lobbying

Building a positive relationship is important, but you also need a plan for success in the governmental process. That plan requires effective lobbying. Here are the basic rules. RULE 1 Know what you want. Through your board's vision and planning, identify your district's needs. When action by some other level of government is required to address those needs, that action becomes your lobbying objective. RULE 2 Know the calendar. Understand when elected bodies will be in session and their schedule for taking action on your issue. RULE 3 Research your legislators' backgrounds, committee assignments and voting records on your issues to find out how they...

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