On October 24, Chris Carusone participated in the Widener University Commonwealth Law School Professional Development Day, teaching the “Legislative Process” program with Megan Martin, Secretary-Parliamentarian of the Pennsylvania Senate.
The Legislative Process – the Governor’s Office and General Assembly Perspective
This session provided an overview of the legislative process in Pennsylvania and the role the Commonwealth attorneys play during the process – from bill introduction to enactment. The panel provided insight into the budget negotiation process and common legal issues that emerge during the process. Attendees heard from a former Secretary of Legislative Affairs for Governor Corbett, who discussed the development of legislation in the Governor’s Office. Attendees also heard from a member of the Senate, who provided an overview of the legislative session of the Senate and legal issues that have arisen related to the Parliamentarian rules.