Please and Thank You?
A couple ways to approach this come to mind:
1. Bring an issue to light and hope they come up with the right legal language and action a bill through the legislature.
2. Bring an issue to light, providing them the right legal language and hope they action a bill through the legislature.
I would prefer #2 as it provides for what we really want and helps the legislature take action quicker. I have found that if I make someone's job just a little easier, then they are more willing to help me with what I am trying to get done. A simple follow-up every few weeks will be important as well.
NOTE: I believe that multiple bills should be introduced about separate issues. This lessens the possibility that legislation will be shot-down and still allows the legislators to combine the bills if they deem it appropriate.
I have informally volunteered on MGO to review specific issues and come up with Legal Language Changes for Review/Comment before submission to MI Legislators. I offer the same here. I do not have unlimited time, so patience will be a virtue!
The following is a bill (Take 3) that I have put together and feel pretty good about it at this point. We just need some legislators identified to send it to.