Senator Humason Announces 82nd Citizens' Legislative Seminar
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Rachel Purewal
January 8, 2019 (617) 722-1415
Boston – Senator Humason announced today that his office is seeking one nominee to participate in the 82nd Citizens' Legislative Seminar (CLS) to be held March 19th and March 20th at the State House in Boston. The CLS is a semi-annual educational seminar geared towards adults of all ages interested in learning more about state government and the legislative process.
“The CLS is a unique opportunity for constituents to learn directly from legislators and staff members about the details and formalities of our government. I encourage all those who are curious to take advantage and nominate themselves,” said Senator Humason (R-Second Hampden and Hampshire District).
Established in 1976 through a collaborative effort of the Massachusetts Senate and the University of Massachusetts, Boston, the two-day seminar features engaging presentations by Senators and staff on aspects of the day-to-day experience of legislators in the Commonwealth.
Topics will include the history and process of the Legislature, the State Budget, the parliamentary role of the Clerk of the Senate and the future of the Legislature. The Seminar will walk participants through the legislative process including how bills are introduced, debated, and passed.
The CLS culminates with a simulated legislative hearing and Senate session where participants are invited to use what they have learned and participate as “Senators” in the Senate Chamber in order to have a first-hand experience of the legislative process.
Senator Humason represents the Second Hampden and Hampshire District which includes Agawam, Chicopee (7A,B, 8A, 9A), Easthampton, Granville, Holyoke, Montgomery, Russell, Southampton, Southwick, Tolland, and Westfield.
Senator Humason has an office located in his district to make access to him easier for his constituents. Interested residents in the Second Hampden and Hampshire district are invited to contact the district office at (413) 568-3390 or by email at Rachel.Purewal@masenate.gov by noon on January 17th in order to be nominated. Seats are limited to one constituent per office and nominations are taken on a first come, first serve basis.