The legislative process can seem confusing and overwhelming at first. Yet as citizens, it is important for us to weigh in on issues that affect our lives and our children's education by developing relationships with our local legislators. To engage in the process, it helps to become familiar with how it works.
The Legislature: Its People and the Process - Five minute YouTube video describing the basic legislative process.
Minnesota Legislature 101 - Very informative basic information on the legislative process and the information available on the State Legislature website.
How a Bill Becomes Law - 16-page document
The Minnesota State Legislature has an excellent web site that has a wealth of information. Check out the home page.
The "How do I . . . " section is a great place to start to learn about the process. Also the Frequently Asked Questions About the Minnesota Legislature page provides the basics in understanding the nomenclature of the legislature.