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Legislation Drafting Resources  

This guide was prepared to support the research effort of students in the USD Law Legislation Course.
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Use the Index to Legal Periodicals to find law review and journal articles on the topic of legislation.

 

Books on the Legislative Process, Legal and Legislation Drafting

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Legal Drafting in a Nutshell - Thomas R. Haggard; George W. Kuney
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF250 .H343 2007
ISBN: 031418418X
Publication Date: 2007

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Legislative Law and Process in a Nutshell - Jack Davies
Call Number: STUDY AIDS AND ACADEMIC SUCCESS - MAIN FLOOR KF4933.Z9 D38 2007
ISBN: 031416751X
Publication Date: 2007

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The Legislative Drafter's Desk Reference - Lawrence E. Filson; Sandra L. Strokoff
Call Number: LOWER LEVEL - CIRCULATING COLLECTION KF4950 .F55 2008
ISBN: 0872894118
Publication Date: 2007-08-15

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Modern Legal Drafting - Peter Butt; Richard William Castle
Call Number: LOWER LEVEL - CIRCULATING COLLECTION K94 .B88 2006
ISBN: 0521674522
Publication Date: 2006-10-23


 

General Legislative Process and Legislative Drafting Resources - Federal and State

National Organizations

National Conference of Commissioners on Uniform State Laws Drafting Rules (2012 edition)

Federal resources

Congress.gov, The Legislative Process.  This website contains 9 detailed videos explaining each step in the process by which a bill becomes law.

State resources

General:
National Conference of State Legislature (NCSL) links to state bill drafting manuals

South Dakota:
South Dakota Drafting Manual
How an Idea Becomes Law in South Dakota  

Iowa:
Legislative Guide to the (Iowa) General Assembly.  For drafting legislation, see Sections III and VI on The Legislative Process and Section V, subsection A on the Legislative Services Agency (LSA).
Audio Interview regarding how the bill drafters from the Iowa Legislative Services Agency assist legislators in drafting bills.  Interview by Robin Madison with Richard Johnson, Director of the Legal Services Division of LSA. 

Minnesota:
Minnesota Revisor's Manual

North Dakota:
North Dakota Legislative Drafting Manual 2013

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