BOSTON- Auburn resident Steve Consilvio recently participated in the 72nd Citizens Legislative Seminar at the Massachusetts State House. Mr. Consilvio was sponsored by Senator Michael O. Moore (D-Millbury).

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a great opportunity for the residents of the Second Worcester District to get a more in-depth perspective of state government,” stated Senator Moore. “I am glad to have had the opportunity to sponsor Steve and to give him the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, how bills are heard, debated and passed. I hope more residents take advantage and participate in this program in the future to become better informed citizens like Steve did.”

From Left to Right: Steve Consilvio, Senator Michael O. Moore and Senator Moore’s Legislative Aide Matthew Ritter

From Left to Right: Steve Consilvio, Senator Michael O. Moore and Senator Moore’s Legislative Aide Matthew Ritter

CLS is a citizen seminar that aims to better educate the public on the Commonwealth’s legislative process. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar features presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth. Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature.

The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.