The legislation section contains information about pending federal and state legislation. 

As seen in our Government 101 Guide, legislation is divided into two types: bills and rules.  First, a pending law is introduced and passed as a bill in the US Congress/state legislature and sent to the President/state governor for signing.  Bills grant one or more federal/state agencies enforcement authority AND dictates what they are allowed to do.   Then the agencies introduce and pass rules to enforce them.  

Pending legislation can be found:

  • US Bills - under US Congress
  • US Rules - under US Agencies
  • State Bills - under State Legislatures
  • State Rules - under State Agencies