Senator Ross Announces Spring Legislative Seminar

Invites Constituents to Learn About Legislative Process

February 17, 2015

Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross is pleased to announce that the 74th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this spring on Tuesday, April 28th and Wednesday, April 29th from 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the State House.

“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar is always a great chance for those interested in learning more about the workings of state government and the legislative process to get hands-on experience,” said Senator Ross. “This seminar is a fantastic opportunity and I encourage all those interested in participating to contact my office directly.”

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 Norfolk, Bristol, and Middlesex District are invited to contact the office of Senator Richard J. Ross at richard.ross@masenate.gov by Tuesday, March 10th in order to be nominated.

Please contact the office of Senator Ross with any questions or concerns at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov.

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