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Sample Bill Format
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Senate Bill # ____________
A Bill For An Act Entitled: Title of bill
An Amendment to the Constitution Entitled: Title of amendment
In the Senate
Write the date
Write: Senators Your names introduced the following resolution which was referred to the
Committee on fill in this blank when you know the committee name.
Resolved by the U.S. Senate of the United States of America, that the following article is
proposed as federal law under the jurisdiction of the Untied States of America, enforceable by
For a bill: "Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in
Congress assembled, that:"
For an Amendment: "Be it amended by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of
America in Congress assembled, that:"
Section 1: Explanation of terminology- Which terms need to be defined in order to understand the bill
Section 2: What is the act going to do Who is going to be involved / impacted /
affected by the act
Section 3: Where All of U.S. or a certain area / place in the U.S.
Section 4: How is the act going to be funded Who is going to enforce / administer
this act(Which government agency will oversee the bill and its duties)
Section 5: Penalties (if any) for non-compliance (not following the rules) of the act
Section 6: Enactment Date: When will the law go into effect