News Brief: Applicants sought for legislative seminar

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By Wednesday, Nov 29 News

Hinds seeks applicant for Citizens’ Legislative Seminar

Boston — Sen. Adam G. Hinds, D-Pittsfield, announced today that he is seeking local nominees to participate in the 80th Citizens’ Legislative Seminar to be held Tuesday, March 27, and Wednesday, March 28, 2018, at the State House. The CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared toward adults of all ages who are interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.

Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, the two-day seminar features engaging 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. Participants will learn about the legislative process and gain an understanding of how bills are introduced, debated and passed. The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as would-be senators in the Senate chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.

Each senator is able to nominate and sponsor one constituent and an alternate to attend the CLS. Interested residents who live in Hinds’ Berkshire, Hampshire, Franklin & Hampden District are asked to email their resumes to his chief of staff, Bethann Steiner, by noon Friday, Jan. 5, 2018 at Those wishing to be nominated must be able to attend both days of the seminar. Those attending are responsible for arranging their own travel and lodging plans.

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