• How my Office Can Serve You

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    Share your opinions on bills and issues

    I read each and every one of your letters and emails, because it helps me make decisions on your behalf in the legislature.

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    Request a Certificate or Commending Resolutions

    You can request a certificate for a celebration, award, eagle scout, graduation, or anything that is meaningful to you and your organization.

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    Ask me to come speak at your event or school

    I love getting out in the community and speaking about my experiences in the Legislature and important issues of the day . Please don't hesitate to ask.

  • The Legislative Process

    Here's a short primer on the legislative process, and how you can influence it.



    I work with constituents, advocacy groups, and other legislators to decide what bills to push forward.



    I work with the good lawyers at the Department of Legislative Services to turn ideas into legislation.



    Each bill is sent by the Speaker of the House to a subcommittee, where it is considered. Most bills die here.


    Full Committee

    If the subcommittee approves the bill, the full committee will have a chance to vote on it.


    House Floor

    If the bill passes out of committee, it must be read three times on the floor. After the 3rd time, the whole House votes.


    Senate Floor

    If approved by the House, the bill will travel to the Senate during the 2nd half of session. If the Senate passes the bill, it goes directly to the Governor.


    Conference Committee

    If the Senate makes amendments to the bill, it will go to conference where legislators from both parties and both houses will meet to hash it out.


    Governor's Signature

    No bill can become a law without the Governor's signature, but he has the option to veto the bill instead, which the House & Senate can override with a 2/3rds majority.