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How a bill becomes a law, and how committee meetings work


On January 14, 2017, a group from the Green Party of Utah attended the “Pre-Legislative Bootcamp” hosted by Libertas Utah to gain insight into how to more effectively communicate with Utah's legislators and navigate the processes of law-making and advocacy. Find our notes from the event below.

Note: the Legislative Session starts on January 23rd and ends on March 9th.

Presented by John Knotwell (Republican) and Connor Boyak (founder of Libertas)

  1. Starts with an idea- from a constituent, special interest group, lobbyists, Governor, or the legislature.

  2. The bill can start in the House or the Senate. Does not make a difference.