Residents Can Get Firsthand Look at Legislature

by | Dec 24, 2013

BOSTON- Senator Michael O. Moore announced today that the 72nd Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, March 4th and Wednesday, March 5th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is a great opportunity for the residents of the Second Worcester District to get an in-depth perspective of state government,” stated Senator Moore. “Residents will have the opportunity to learn about the legislative process, how bills are heard, debated and passed. I encourage all residents of the District who are interested in how our government works to consider participating in this seminar.”

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.

All residents in the Second Worcester District are invited to contact Senator Moore’s State House office at (617) 722-1485 by Friday, January 17th in order to be nominated. Participation is on a first come, first serve basis.