HOW TO PROPOSE A BILL PROJECT:
GETTING YOUR CONCERNS OUT THERE
BIG IDEAS: What is a problem in the state of Florida or right here in Lee County that you would like to change? Lets work together to create a solution.
ESSENTIAL QUESTIONS: 1. What is a bill? 2. How does a bill become a law? 3. What are checks that the legislative and executive branch has on each other in the law making process?
You will be taking on the role of a lobbyist. During these crazy times Florida Legislature is very busy trying to keep us out of another Government shutdown. They have been receiving many petitions and concerns about how things are being run in the state of Florida, especially in areas such as Lee County. You have been chosen to propose a bill dealing with an issue that you feel needs the most addressing. Make sure that your bill is well researched and carefully stated seeing as Florida Legislature is so busy that they are not going to be able to meet with you. Your proposal will be submitted in poster form and due to government shortages; you will be providing a voting box. Please make sure that you advertise your bill well and that there is now question left unanswered, seeing as you will not be there to answer them. Good Luck and let the problem solving process commence.
Poster: Tri-fold stand up board (required)
• Title: Make a sharp, bold, and catchy title to draw people’s attention to your Bill Poster.
• Name of Representative: “My name is ________”
• Your State: “Representative from the state ______”
• Details of your bill:
o My proposed legislation is:
o It will affect:
o Who will enforce this bill:
o The funds will come from:
o I hope this will change:
o What Florida Statutes or programs exists now:
o Pictures of the bill topic
• You will need to create a voting box to place in front of your bill proposition poster in the library so that the selected representatives may go in and vote on your bill like they do in Florida Legislature (Voting slips will be provided to these selected representatives, you do not need to create them).