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How a Bill Becomes A Law in Ohio (Ohio Legislative Service Commission)

How a Bill Becomes a Law in Ohio

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Step 1: Your Legislator

Ohio State Legislators

Other States

FInding District Information

How to Create a State District Report in PolicyMap

  1. In PolicyMap, select Reports from the top menu or click on this link
  2. Stay on pre-defined location.  Use the drop down location menu and select State District (NOT congressional district)
  3. Choose your state. Select upper or lower house district as appropriate.  Select the legislator of interest.
  4. Click on the search Icon. This will lead you to a map with your selected district outlined. Confirm that the district appears accurate and then select the Generate Report option located above the map.
  5. Your report should load. If you have any problems contact me at


Step 2: Their Legislature

About the Ohio Legislature

About the Michigan Legislature

Books in the Library

Step 3: The Policy

Legislative Watch Sites

Finding Pending Legislation: Ohio

Finding Pending Legislation in Michigan

Step 4: Your Policy Recommendations



Using APSA

APSA Style Manual

APSA Guides

Here are some shortcuts to examples of how to cite materials in APSA (from the UTSA Libraries)