How Laws Are Made in Virginia

Bill Idea & Drafting | Introduction | Evaluation | Citizen Involvement | Passage

Bill Idea & Drafting

A bill proposes a new law or a change to an existing one. While citizens, special interest groups or the governor, among others, can propose bill ideas, only a Virginia senator or delegate may draft a bill and introduce it to the General Assembly.

Once a legislator decides to sponsor an idea, he or she works with Virginia's Division of Legislative Services to draft a bill that is clear, concise and within constitutional limits.

Next Step: Bill Introduction »

Related Links:
Va. Division of Legislative Services
Contact Your Legislator

Source: Va. General Assembly
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