Sample Bill

Bills for Rutgers Model Congress must be drafted during the conference.  Rutgers Model Congress does not accept bills written before the conference begins.  When bills are presented for debate during the conference, the names of the sponsors will be removed, recognizing that legislation represents the work of the committee as a whole.

What follows is a sample bill to give you a sense of what legislation will look like at the conference.  If you have any questions about the structure of a bill, or what types of things should be included, be sure to contact your director.

Senate of Foreign Relations
April 15, 2011
Bill 1-2

Senators from the states of Colorado, Texas, Arizona, New Jersey and Louisiana introduce the following bill.

To provide social reforms that are vital to stability currently in Afghanistan and future generations.

BE IT ENACTED by the House/Senate of the United States of America in Congress, assembled…

Section 1:
Being an embodiment of the policies in this bill, the USAID will receive extra funding based on the number they request and renewed to a time table of 6-­‐8 years.

Section 2:
An educational program immediately be implemented in Afghanistan by providing the basic necessities: First, creating effective vocational schools to train workers in mining, oil and new  types of agricultural techniques and simultaneously training local teachers in maintaining a workable classroom without foreign assistance within the next 6-­‐8 years to bring the next generation Afghans with the rest of the world.

Section 3:
A road improvement and development program will be implemented. American advisors will train Afghans to do these jobs so that within 6 months, the Afghans will  be able to, without foreign interference, perform this trade.

Section 4:
A program to aid in healthcare that will ensure proper treatment to all people. Regular checkups, vaccines, long treatment and opium clinics will all be addressed.

Section 5:
Representatives from the United States will go to the clinics to oversee education and the actual implementation of this program.

Section 6:
A panel of major corporate executives who run major electrical management companies will be employed by the US government will enact construction on alternative sources of energy such as solar and wind.

Section 7:
A grade will be based on the following criteria: the quality of teaching observed by representatives from the
US Department of Education  and simpler standardized tests, the number of roads useable to the public, the safety of the useable and paved  roads, the number of established and functioning vocational schools, the percentage of Afghan  citizens having access to some form of electricity. The grade will be given to Afghanistan ranging from highest to lowest, A+ to F, at the end of this 6-­‐8 year time table.

Section 8:
If after the grading process, Afghanistan receives a D+ or below the government will request and bring to session the second renewal of USAID 6-­‐8 year plan.

Section 9:
This bill shall take effect 91 days after passage.