Mod 5 Assignment 1: LASA 2 Write Your Own Bill

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Question

Scenario:

You are a newly elected Member of Congress. It is up to you as to whether you are a Senator or a Representative from your State. You made several important promises during your campaign and now that you have taken your seat, you need to show the constituents you represent that you are going to fulfill at least one of these promises with a bill you write and introduce into your chamber.

Directions:

    Choose a topic for your bill:
        Envision the constituents that elected you
        Imagine that you have interacted with your constituents
        What’s making news?
        Look to other states
        Look to your own experience
        Look at current logs and regulations
        Use the internet
    Research your bill topic:
        Look at existing law
        Explore various solutions to the issue
        Support your position with facts and figures
        Determine your support and opposition
    When writing your bill:
        Ensure clarity, organization and accuracy
        Ensure you are creating law
        Anticipate questions and concerns
        Proofread and check grammar
    Bill structure (see attached)
    Bill writing checklist (see attached)

Some links that may help you understand how to write a bill:

    Congressional Bills Web site .gpoaccess.gov/bills/index.html">http://www.gpoaccess.gov/bills/index.html
    USA.gov is the front door to every government website. http://.usa.gov/">www.usa.gov.
    Congressional Bills Search Tips Web Site .gpo.gov/help/index.html#simple_search.htm">http://www.gpo.gov/help/index.html#simple_search.htm
    Thomas (Library of Congress) .loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html">http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html

Review the .next.ecollege.com/pub/content/e6b0a27f-7180-46b1-a54b-85deb8ac4885/POL110_LASA2_BILL_WRITING_CHECKLIST.doc">Bill Writing Checklist. Using the .next.ecollege.com/pub/content/4de6a67c-8e96-4041-95e5-8541febce290/POL110_LASA2_Bill_Structure.doc">Bill Structure document fill in all sections to write your bill.

To complete this assignment, you must submit the completed Bill Structure Document that clearly illustrates all components of a professionally written bill and address all required elements of the assignment listed in the grading criteria below.

The assignment must be submitted as a Word document. Include APA formatted title and reference page. Be sure to cite any references used in APA format..