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The Path to Maine Lawmaking - Maine Department of the Secretary of State

Viewing Questions

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"As you view the animated cartoon, watch and listen for answers to the following question."




  1. Where do the ideas for laws come from?

  2. What are the five main stops on the road to Maine laws ?

  3. Who can sponsor a bill?

  4. Why does a legislative committee hold a public hearing?

  5. What is an amendment to a bill?

  6. What is the Governor 's primary responsibility in lawmaking?

  7. How can ordinary citizens even kids -- participate in the process of making laws?

  8. Have any recent legislative decisions affected you, your family or your community?