Assignment 1: LASA 2 Write Your Own Bill
You are a newly elected Member of Congress. It is up to you as to whether you are a Senator or a Representative from your State. You made several important promises during your campaign and now that you have taken your seat, you need to show the constituents you represent that you are going to fulfill at least one of these promises with a bill you write and introduce into your chamber.
Some links that may help you understand how to write a bill:
To complete this assignment, you must submit the completed Bill Structure Document that clearly illustrates all components of a professionally written bill and address all required elements of the assignment listed in the grading criteria below.
The assignment must be submitted as a Word document. Include APA formatted title and reference page. Be sure to cite any references used in APA format..
Assignment 1 Grading Criteria Maximum Points Bill Topic: Provide a clear discussion and evaluation of the topic of the bill and include relevance and constituency affected.40 Bill Topic Research: Examine existing law; Explore various solutions to the issue; Support your position with facts and figures; Evaluate support and opposition to the bill.40 Bill Content: Ensure clarity, organization and accuracy; Verify that law is being created; Anticipate questions and concerns.52 Bill Structure (see attached for details)
Each Bill must include the following:
52 Bill Writing (see attached)
Review the Bill Writing Checklist to ensure that you have included everything in your bill.
Organization (16 points)
Usage and mechanics (16 points)
Style (14 points)
APA elements (20 points)66