Boston – Senator Richard J. Ross (R-Wrentham) announced today that the 71st Citizens’ Legislative Seminar (CLS) will be held this fall on Tuesday, October 15th and Wednesday, October 16th from 9:30am to 4:00pm at the State House. He invites all interested constituents to consider this excellent opportunity to get an inside look at state government.
“The Citizens’ Legislative Seminar offers Massachusetts residents the chance to view the inner workings of their state government,” said Senator Ross. “This revealing and interactive program provides great insight and knowledge of the complex legislative process employed in the Massachusetts Legislature.”
CLS is a citizen seminar that seeks to better educate the public on the legislative process in the Commonwealth. Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, this two-day seminar includes presentations by Senators and staff on the day-to-day experience of Massachusetts legislators. Topics covered will include the history and process of the Legislature, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Massachusetts Legislature.
The seminar will conclude with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session. Participants will have the opportunity to utilize what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber to gain a first-hand experience of the legislative process.
All interested constituents are encouraged to contact Senator Ross’ office at (617) 722-1555 or Richard.Ross@masenate.gov by September 2nd in order to be nominated by Senator Ross. Participation will be on a first come, first serve basis.