New Hampshire legislators will not vote on new bills until 2018, but the process of drafting a new law starts months before then. This article is part one in our series about how elected officials create new laws in New Hampshire.
"Legislative Service Requests"
In non-election years, like this year, legislators may start requesting bills as early as September. A request for a bill is called a "Legislative Service Request," or LSR.
Only a legislator can file an LSR, but citizens can ask a legislator to request a bill on their behalf.