Facit Lege: Roughly translated to , "Makers of Law"
The motto of the state Legislature best explains what you as a state Representative or Senator do during your week at Boys State.
The Legislature is the chief law-making body here at the Oregon Boys State. The Legislature is made up of the Senate , House of Representatives and a possible third chamber. The chambers work together to take an idea, form it into a bill, and finally (if it passes all chambers and is signed by the Governor) into a law. This law will become part of the CRS’s (the laws of the state) and affect your and each consecutive year. As a Representative or Senator at Boys State, you are not asked to put aside your personal feelings on issues, but keep in mind your party platform when deciding on your votes.
We also have the ability to influence the Oregon Legislature. If you have a great idea or the desire to affect change in Oregon then you can produce an Oregon specific bill that will go through the same process. If passed it will be printed for each Oregon Legislator and delivered to their office. Perhaps you can have an affect on our state for the better, it can all start here!
To help you become a better Legislator you should review our current state laws
CRS's (CH State Laws)
Also if you want to produce legislation to affect Oregon here is a link to all of Oregon's laws.
ORS's (OR State Laws)
To get a jump on the process have bills ready when you arrive at Boys State. The format does not matter, the content is much more important.
The Senate decides procedures when they arrive.
The House of Representatives has a set code of procedures. Click below for the 2015 Code of Procedures.