The Drafting Manual as a Tool for Statutory Interpretation Peggy Piety, Senior Staff Attorney Indiana Legislative Services Agency Debbie Haskins, Assistant Director Colorado Office of Legislative Legal Services Aaron McKean, Legislative Attorney Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. COLORADO LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING MANUAL Rev. INTRODUCTORY NOTE This Legislative Drafting Manual is designed Colorado legislative drafting manual for legislative drafters in the Colorado General Assembly's Office of Legislative Legal Services.
The first edition of the BILL DRAFTING. MANUAL. prepared primarily for use. by staff members. of the. Legislative Counsels o ffice. First Edition 1958. Revised 1960. Revised 1962 Excerpt on GenderNeutral Drafting from Colorado Legislative Drafting Manual 5.
8 GENDERNEUTRAL LANGUAGE The Executive Committee of Legislative Council NCSL can help legislatures access a few bill drafting manuals that are not available online. Please contact Kae Warnock for more information. (As of Apr. 3, 2018) The purpose of this manual is to provide the information necessary to produce a usable and introduction.
The cardinal principle of legislative drafting is to minimize the possibility of misunderstanding. Complex, legalistic language or the" boilerplate" often found in old statutes of the cosponsors in the other house simply appear in The Legislative Drafting Manual has been written to help legislative employees and others to prepare bills, memorials, resolutions, amendments and other legislative documents in conformance with New Mexico legislative drafting style.
standard rules of style for legislative drafting. For an explanation of these rules, please see chapter 11 of the Colorado Legislative Drafting Manual, which may be found at the Legislative Drafting Manuals: Americas Test Kitchen of Drafting Advice.
Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference University of Colorado Law School Boulder, Colorado March 22, 2013. Why look at legislative d rafting manuals (LDMs)?. Student interest in drafting instruction is up. HOLC Guide to Legislative Drafting.
were used in the preparation of this guide and provide valuable additional information for anyone interested in legislative drafting or the organization of Federal law: House Legislative Counsels Manual on Drafting Style This Legislative Drafting Manual is designed primarily for legislative drafters in the Colorado General Assembly's Office of Legislative Legal Services.
The first edition of the Drafting Manual was prepared in 1977 by the Legislative Drafting Office. Subsequent editions have occurred over the years and updates have been issued through replacement pages. State Legislative Drafting Manuals and Statutory Interpretation. As the Colorado drafting manual notes, [w This Note introduces the state legislative drafting manuals into the literature and analyzes how state courts have been usingand should usethe manuals in statutory interpretation. This analysis not only highlights a new