There is no one correct way to prepare for Florida Model Legislature. You must research state issues and the issues that effect your district, constituents, and attentive newsreaders. If you are a legislator, you must understand the demographics of your District and the state, don't forget that you have been elected by your constituents. Lobbyist must view their position as one which is persuasive, while also representing the group which hired you to lobby. The press keep a vigilant eye on all actors of the conference, whether the executive or legislative branch, or the lobbyist who are active in committees and assisting legislators. We believe that you should act as a trustee of your constituents and remind yourself throughout your preparation and at the conference that: "You've been elected by the people because, you were the best option to represent them because of what you believe."
Conference Wide Preparation Material
Be sure to check out each of these pages for your information. Remember as a part of the process, you must understand what all participants will be doing at the conference.
First you should check out the Position Descriptions. This short document gives you a quick overview of what you will do at the Florida Model Legislature.
Florida Model Legislature Position Descriptions
You should also check out our Bills page, on this page you will find the template for writing bills, and information on writing and submitting bills. This page is vital to all participants as it also list where you may find the Bill Citator, a collection of all bills and their status in the Florida Model Legislature.
You should also see the Committees Page, as it list what committees are going to be active at Florida Model Legislature. These committees are vital to understanding what legislation will be divided into their committees.
Finally, you should read up on Legislative News to get an idea of what the Legislature is currently talking about. This will also keep you informed on current legislation and activities of the government.
Position Specific Preparation Pages