The road to passing a bill
You have an idea for a new law that will fix a troubling issue in your community. You sit down, draft a hypothetical bill, and submit it to the Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (LRB) for review. That’s how it works, right?
The short answer? No. While the above efforts may be well-meaning, they’re a prime example of what NOT to do when advocating for new legislation. Statehouse Rock: How to Read, Track, and Propose Legislation will provide an overview of Wisconsin’s legislative process and discuss what you actually should do when trying to effect change at the legislative level.
Understand the process before you move forward
LRB attorneys Tamara J. “Tami” Dodge and Joseph T. Kreye will help you understand the steps to the passage of a bill and how to properly convey your ideas to the appropriate parties. You’ll learn
- Whom to contact and what to emphasize when advocating for new legislation
- The role of the LRB
- How the LRB can help you with legislative research
- How to expertly read and track legislation
Discover how to ensure proposed legislation addresses the issue or process it seeks to remedy — and is line with the change you’d like to see — with help from Statehouse Rock: How to Read, Track, and Propose Legislation.