Lawmaking and the Legislative Process Committees, Connections and Compromises by National Conference of State Legislatures, Tommy Neal


Lawmaking and the Legislative Process Committees, Connections and Compromises by National Conference of State Legislatures, Tommy Neal

This highly readable resource is designed for those who want to gain a basic understanding of how bills are enacted into laws through the state legislative process. Written in an engaging narrative style, Lawmaking and the Legislative Process takes readers through a series of fictitious bills, reviewing each critical step.


?Unique in its all-in-one approach, this book provides a succinct, yet thorough, overview of the state legislative process. The use of imaginary legislators and bills to illustrate the steps followed in many state legislatures is very helpful. The discussion of lawmaking at the federal and local level is also useful....The coverage of the reapportionment process is well done....The tables accompanying the text are quite informative....The bibliography is solid, and the index thorough....This work is unique, with its combination of generalized description and state-by-state information....The clear writing style and the highly informative state-by-state tables make this an important work for both students and interested citizens. It is highly recommended for all high school, public, and undergraduate library collections.?-Journal of Government Information

About the Author

TOMMY NEAL is a policy specialist in the Legislative Management Program at the National Conference of State Legislatures in Denver, Colorado. He is a former journalist, state legislator, Colorado state land commissioner, congressional aide, and school teacher. Neal has a master's degree in U.S. history from Northwestern University.

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224 pages


National Conference of State Legislatures, Tommy Neal
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Publication date

17th July 1996



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