The next step is to explain the purpose of your legislation. This is the heart of your bill. The title of your bill should grab the attention of your fellow e-Legislators - now it's time to tell them exactly what the title means.
The purpose does not need to be lengthy, but it should describe the goal(s) of your bill. When other e-Legislators read your purpose statement, they should be able to picture what this bill could do for our country. Read the two examples below. The first is from a Congressional bill; the second is from a student bill in a previous session of E-Congress.
|H.R. 1||No Child Left Behind Act of 2002|
|Purpose||The purpose and intent of this title are to ensure that all children have a fair and equal opportunity to obtain a high-quality education.|
|H.R. 5251||Give Us Time to Vote Act of 2003|
|Purpose||To establish federal Election Day as a public holiday for voters to have time to vote.|