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2020 Legislative Drafting Seminar

The Legislative Council staff will sponsor a legislative drafting seminar on Thursday, October 1, 2020. There is no charge for attending this seminar.  Registrants will receive the 2021 Legislative Drafting Manual.

Location: House Chamber, State Capitol/Microsoft Teams
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon
CLE Credits: This seminar has been approved for 3 CLE credits by the Commission for Continuing Legal Education.
Registration: Advanced registration required, please register using the form below.

The seminar includes a review of constitutional, statutory, and legislative rules relating to the drafting of bills, together with the practical application of those rules and coverage of the legislative drafting manual. This seminar should be considered mandatory for anyone who will be drafting legislation for the 2020 session. Changes in drafting procedures adopted since the 2019 session will be covered.

Due to COVID-19, this seminar will be available in-person and via Microsoft teams. Those attending via Teams may request a hard copy of the Legislative Drafting Manual be mailed to them. Please make that selection during registration. In-person seating is limited.


9:00 a.m.

Legislative research resources on the legislative branch website

Kyle W. Forster
Information Technology Manager
Legislative Council

9:45 a.m.

Review of the 2021 Legislative Drafting Manual

Emily L. Thompson
Code Revisor
Legislative Council

10:30 a.m.

Legislative drafting issues and solutions

Vonette J. Richter
Legal Director
Legislative Council

11:15 a.m.

Techniques for drafting amendments to bills and resolutions

Jennifer S. N. Clark
Legislative Council

12:00 noon

Conclusion of seminar

A link to the seminar will be sent to the email address provided the day before the seminar.
*Only available to those attending via Microsoft Teams
State agency attendees: Please write "Inside Mail" if we may send the manual to you through inside mail. If no, please include your full mailing address. Nonstate agency attendees: Please include your full mailing address.