2007 Iowa Bill Drafting Guide

(2007) 2007 Iowa Bill Drafting Guide. Legislative Services Agency (Legislative Service Bureau)

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This bill drafting guide is issued by the Legislative Service Bureau. It is intended to serve as a guide for the proper preparation of bills and resolutions to be introduced and considered by the Seventieth Iowa General Assembly. Bills and resolutions prepared pursuant to the guidelines contained in this document will, nevertheless, be reviewed by the Legislative Service Bureau and the Legal Counsel of the house where the bills and resolutions are intended to be introduced. This guide has been developed for the use of bill drafters employed by the Legislative Service Bureau, the Code Consultant, the two houses of the General Assembly, and other persons who prepare legislation for consideration by the General Assembly. The guide, when properly followed, should enable a person to place in proper form any bill or resolution it is desired to introduce in the General Assembly. However, it should be kept in mind that the house of introduction is the final judge as to the adequacy of the preparation of a bill or resolution and a designated officer of the house of introduction will make a determination as to the adequacy of a bill or resolution before it is allowed to be introduced. Prepared and issued by the Iowa Legislative Service Bureau in cooperation with the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, Office of the Chief Clerk of the House of Representatives and the Office of the Code Editor.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: Iowa Legislature Bill Drafting
Subjects: State government
State government > Iowa Legislature
State government > Iowa Legislature > Bills
ID Code: 28280
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 11 Oct 2018 17:57
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2018 17:57
URI: http://publications.iowa.gov/id/eprint/28280