Legislative Policy Paper

Paper must be double spaced, with 12 point font and include section headers for each of the paper sections noted below (Three Representational Roles and Role You Choose, Influence of Legislative Leaders, Rank and Explain Influences of Institutional Factors, and Explain Your Vote)

Objective: The objective for this assignment is for students to understand and critically analyze the multiple pressures on policy makers in Texas as they most listen to their leaders, the governor, the voters (social responsibility) and their own conscience (personal responsibility) in deciding how to cast their vote on a controversial issue.

Assignment: You have recently been elected as a Republican to the Texas Senate from a competitive district (even number of Democrats, Republicans and Independents) just outside of Dallas. One of the first bills that you must vote on is House Bill 3- a Bill to require the death penalty for anyone convicted of selling opioids for a third time. Your constituents support the bill as does the Governor your party, but you oppose it on grounds that the death penalty should be reserved for heinous crimes (pre-meditated murder). The Speaker of the House opposes the bill as well.

In explaining how you will vote on the bill, be sure to explain the following:

  • List and discuss each representational role (trustee, delegate, politico). What Representational Role you will adopt (trustee, delegate or politico). (Unit 4 Written Lectures, Slide 4-25)
  • How will the Speaker of the House, the Lt. Governor and Governor of Texas influence the fate of the bill? (Unit 4 Written Lectures, Slides 4-9, 4-10, 4-18 & 4-22 )
  • How do you think constituents might try to influence your vote? (Unit 4 Written Lectures, Slide 4-20)
  • Which factors noted above and in your notes (constituents, governor, party leaders and your own opinion) will influence your vote? Rank them in importance. (Unit 4, Written Lectures, Slide 4-20, 4-21)
  • Will you vote for or against the bill? Please explain your answer thoroughly. You should refer back to the representational role here. (Unit 4 Written Lectures, Slide 4-25)Running head: [Shortened Title up to 50 Characters] 1

    [Shortened Title up to 50 Characters] 2

    Title

    Your name

    West Coast University

     

     

     

    Table of Contents Abstract 3 [Title Here, up to 12 Words, on One to Two Lines] 4 References 5 Tables 7 Figures 8

    Abstract

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    Keywords: [Tap here to add keywords.]

    Title

    Introduction with a thesis statement

    HISTORY

    Provide a brief history of your culture

    CULTURAL CONTEXT

    Example you picked Middle East Ottoman Empire

    Represented in the US

    Explain how your chosen culture is represented in the United states

    Individualistic/Collective

    Is your culture individualistic or collectivistic? Provide at least one example

    Artistic

    What are some of the artistic (art, music, architecture, dance) contributions of your culture

    Values

    What are some values of your culture? Provide at least three examples

    Religion

    Discuss your culture’s religion(s)? include name and basic belief system of at least one of the major faiths

     

    SEX AND GENDER ROLES

    What are some of the sex and gender role differences in your culture? Provide at least three examples

     

    ACCULTURATION

    Discuss what we would need to know to acculturate into your culture (if a past one, what would we need to do for preparing for our time machine to fit in) Provide at least one concrete suggestion

     

     

     

    CONCLUSION

    References

     

    References Last Name, F. M. (Year). Article Title. Journal Title, Pages From – To. Last Name, F. M. (Year). Book Title. City Name: Publisher Name.

    Bower, H. (2001). The gender identity disorder in the DSM-IV classification: A critical

    evaluation. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 35, 1-8.

    doi:10.1046/j.1440-1614.2001.00859.x

    Castillo, R. J. (1996). Culture and mental illness: A client centered approach. Pacific Grove, CA:

    Brooks/Cole

 
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