The Legislative section involves participants identifying issues for legislation, bill writing, debating, bill presentation, and participation in a legislative body. Participants prepare legislation (bills, or sometimes joint resolutions) in their clubs for consideration, debate, and action at the District and State Conferences. At the District Conference, Hearing Committees consider each bill and take appropriate action. At the State Conference, all bills are heard first in a committee, and some bills then advance to be heard again by a larger audience in the House and/or Senate chambers. Bills that pass both chambers are sent to the Youth Governor for their consideration.

Our goal for our Legislative participants is to acquire valuable experience in writing, researching, and debating mock legislation in a process that closely mirrors the process of our Texas Legislature. This experience increases awareness both of how our state government works and pertinent current events.

Legislative Resources

Legislative Appointed Positions

Leadership opportunities for students include Sergeant-at-Arms, Clerks, Chaplain in the House and Senate Chambers

Descriptions of Appointed Positions

Writing Your Bill

Bill Template
Banned Topics

District Bill Submission


High School


High School
Middle School


High School
Middle School

Fort Worth

High School
Middle School


High School
Middle School

Committee Forms

Legislative Pro/Con Slips
Legislative Amendment Forms

Legislative Evaluation Forms

Committee Delegate Evaluation Form
Chair/Clerk Evaluation Form