A request to have a bill drafted is known as a “Legislative Service Request” or “LSR”.
- Each LSR is assigned a number and given a title which includes a brief description of what the LSR is for.
- The prime sponsor who authored the LSR and other sponsors are listed.
- Once the bill is drafted and signed by its sponsors, a bill number is assigned. Only then is the full text publicly available.
- Some LSRs are withdrawn due to a lack of support from other legislators or a conflict with another LSR that is moving forward.
Bills requiring an appropriation of money are filed in the 1st year, (the “budget year”), of the two year term.
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