Miami Beach Senior High School

Writing a Bill

A Bill (limiting; to ban; to propose; to eliminate; etc._______
1. Be it enacted by this (organization, group, party, or other)here assembled that__
2. _____________________________________________________________
3. _____________________________________________________________
4.                                                        Article I
5. _________________________________ shall be responsible for enforcing the
6. provisions of this bill.
7.                                                         Article II
8. _____________________________________________________________
9. _____________________________________________________________
10. ____________________________________________________________
11. ___ Mechanics of the bill < How does your bill work. ___________________
12.                                                        Article III
13. ________________________________________________
14. ____________________________________________________________
15. ______ Penalties under this Bill ____________________________________
16.                                                        Article IV
17. This Bill shall take effect on January 1, 2014 ___________________________
18.                                                        Article V
19. All laws or portions of Laws in conflict with this Bill are null and void. ________
20.                                                              Respectfully submitted.
21.                                                              (organization, group, party, etc.)
Note: Always underline the Bill's name. Only double space once between Topic and
line #1. Must be typed in the above format.

American Government Projects



Project # 1


Letter of Concern-a political issue, bill or resolution (Federal) which you would like to see either passed or dealt with.


Send it to:


                  Sen. Bill Nelson-Dem-Fl.


                  Sen. Marco Rubio-Rep-Fl


                  & your Congressman/woman


Make a copy of each individual letter---1st Proof


When you receive your response, make a copy---2nd Proof


Note: if you don’t receive a response in two weeks, call the Senator or

           Representative. Call their office and get a response that day.


          Contact: www. (to get e-mail address)


Project # 2


Students will write three Bills. (Must be typed)


(Worth three  separate Test grades)


1st Bill……….Federal (Stem cell, abortion, campaign funds, etc.)


2nd Bill………State (Education, highways, voting machines, etc.)


3rd Bill………Local (County or City)