Please look at previous year’s legislative bills to help generate ideas and get an understanding of formatting. Each bill should be one page in length and roughly 200-550 words. 2017 bills will be roughly formatted in the style of previous years. You are welcome to cut and paste the framework of a previous bill as long as you present an original concept or idea-with original definitions, penalties and effective dates. All bills must be submitted online through the registration portal.
Keep in mind there are 5 major components to a legislative bill:
1.Topic - The main sentence to help the reader understand your intent
2. Definitions to help ensure subjective terms are understood
3. Action - the actual addition/deletion/change to current law affecting a program, policy, criminal act, etc.
4. Penalty or consequence for failing to do/not do required law
5. Effective Date - at what point the law will change to affect everyone equally
|2014 Boys' State House Bills||2014 Boys' State Senate Files|
|2015 Boys' State House Bills||2015 Boys' State Senate Files|