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GOVT 2306: How to Write a Bill

This guide was created for Dr. Putz's Texas Government classes.

How a Bill Becomes a Law

Infographic for Legislative Process. NCSL

Assignment Details

Your assignment is to write a new bill or propose an amendment to an existing law.  

  • What are some problems you think are facing Texas citizens? Taxes too high? Should marijuana be legal recreationally or just medicinally? What is wrong with k-12 education?  
  • Once you decide on which issue to address, you will want to confirm if it is a law. If it is, then how can it be improved upon?  
  • You will want several resources that support not only your issue, but how you intend to fix it.  You can use statistics, personal experience, news stories, and articles.

Need a Topic? Start Here.

From general laws to specific interest.  The recaps link has it all.  Start with Every Texan for an infographic of the 2021 session.  

For areas of specific interest, scroll through the list on the main page.  From criminal justice to licensing to insurance to public safety and medical laws.  Each link focuses on laws passed in those specific areas. 

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