Check for new legislation regularly from the very beginning. Some states allow you to see what is known as a bill draft request so you have an idea of what kind of bills are going to be filed later. Other states prefile their bills ahead of session. Others prefile but don’t show the bills to the public until the sessions convenes. The rest don’t have bills available until their session starts. It is important to stay on top of new bills immediately as some have hearings just a day or two later.
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Once you find out about a bill, review the bill status to find out what committee it is sent to and all legislators on that committee. Then, review the committee meeting page for any upcoming meetings (sometimes meetings are on the bill page). Also, monitor for any amendments or substitutes that may get introduced. Follow the bill until the session has adjourned.
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Check the US & State Status page frequently to find out whether your state is in session or not or when it is expected to convene or adjourn.
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