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Create Your Own Bill

How Bills Start

It all starts with an idea to impact change. Ideas can originate from legislators, outside legislative entities (e.g. departments, agencies, etc.), or members of the community. All have the power to submit proposed legislation to influence change.

Submitting proposed legislation is the first step in the cycle of a Bill becoming law. A Bill needs to go through several hurdles before it can be signed into law. Using this tool will help you understand the challenges a Bill faces.

Get started to see if your bill passes!