In an ongoing project, ICLAD Certified Trainers equip university faculty and law students with tools, resources, and techniques to provide research and draft bills to state legislatures. Working with legislators or officials, these researchers then assemble evidence concerning social problems identified by government officials, write research reports, and draft and revise bills. To date, the project has produced over a hundred reports and bills.
In addition to developing the skills of scholars and lawyers, the project generates strong legislation grounded in facts and logic.
Bills drafted (selected):
Amending Becca’s Bill (to Protect Homeless Youth)
Breast Cancer Diagnosis and Treatment Planning
Combating Predatory Lending Practices
Enforcing the ban on Using Off-Road Vehicles on State Lands
Increasing the Affordable Housing Supply in Massachusetts
Medicare Coverage of Alternative Medicine
Mitigating the Gas Tax’s Disproportionate Impacts
Promoting Gender Equity through Changes to the Primary and Secondary Curriculum
Provision of Extended School Year Services to Children with Disabilities
Reducing the Rate of Forest Conversion for Development
Regulating Rent Increases in Manufactured Home Parks