Student Resources

Student Resources 2021-01-08T23:53:19-06:00

For Legislators

  • Legislative Handbook – Your guide to all things about serving as a Legislator.
  • Writing Your Bill – Need a idea for a bill? Need help getting started writing? Start here.
    • Bill and Bill Brief Submittal Form. Use this form to submit your bill and bill brief. Final version of this is due January 15. Any changes to be done, please submit a new form.
    • Bills Passed at 2020 Assembly – All of the bills that were passed during last year’s assembly. If a bill was passed at last year’s Assembly, it can not be used for this year. (Be aware – this is a very large file.)
  • Pre-Leg Guide – Find out what you should do before, during and after both Pre-Leg sessions.
  • Prepare for Assembly – How to prepare yourself and your bill for Assembly
  • Debate Guide – How to get the floor and what to say after you get it
  • Videos – Need some more information on Parliamentary Procedure? Want to see a virtual mock Committee? Click here for videos – ask your Head Advisor for the password.
  • Parliamentary Procedure Powerpoint. The powerpoint from the Parliamentary Procedure training.
  • Recording from Parliamentary Procedure Training. Please ask your Head Advisor for the password.

For Attorneys and Clerk-Bailiffs

Most or all of these materials will be distributed to you by your advisor if you are a judicial participant. If this isn’t the case, you will want a copy or have an electronic copy of the materials available to you for both Pre-Legislative Sessions.  You may download all of your files here.  If you have questions or need help, click HERE to contact a judicial volunteer by email.

Handbooks

Case Materials 

Case A – Trial and Appeal Materials and Case Law

Case B – Trial and Appeal Materials and Case Law

For Lobbyists

Lobbyists receive detailed training at Pre-Leg 1 & 2, The following materials can help answer any questions and get you started

  • Lobbyist Handbook – The Lobbyist Handbook will be available after August 31, 2020.
  • Lobbyist Organization Worksheet – Each lobbyist is to submit this form. It is due October 30, and it will be discussed at the first Pre-Legislative Session.
  • Lobbyist Legislative Agenda – Each lobbyist is to submit this form. It is due November 30. The agenda will be evaluated at the second Pre-Legislative Session. A final version of this form will be due January 15, 2021. Any changes to be done, please submit  new form.
  • Special Committee Bill or Special Resolution – Use these forms to submit a bill or resolution for special committees at the Assembly
  • Lobbyist Slip – This form is used for Assembly. More information will be forthcoming regarding the Slip process.
  • Lobbyist Activity Worksheet – This form is used for Assembly. More information will be forthcoming regarding the Activity process.
  • Video – Want to see how a virtual mock committee works with Lobbyist testimony? Click here for videos – ask your Head Advisor for the password.
  • Recording from Lobbyist Training 10/27. Please ask your head advisor for passcode.

For Legislative Assistants

  • Legislative Assistant & State Issues Forum Summary – An overview of the responsibilities of Legislative Assistants (LAs).
  • Legislative Assistant Handbook – The full guide to teach you all you need to know about being a Legislative Assistant, and will describe all the  offices that are available for Legislative Assistants to run for.
  • State Issues Forum Proposal All LAs need to submit this forum. Deadline is November 30th.  It will be evaluated and discussed at the second Pre-Legislative Session. Final version of the proposal is due January 15th. Any changes to be done, please submit a new form.

For Newspaper & Video Press

  • Press Handbook – This guide will give an overview of both the Newspaper and Video Press.

Check out our newspaper The Observer here.

Our video news shows can be found on our YouTube Channel here.