Think it’s Easy to Get an Idea to Become a Law?

Or Emet is pleased to host State Sen. Jim Carlson for a presentation on U.S. politics. Senator Carlson will speak about legislation; specifically, what it takes to pass a bill into law, from concept to the governor’s signature.

To become a law, a bill must progress from an idea, to a draft proposal, be subject to amendments, pass one legislative body, go to a conference committee after submission to the other chamber, be debated on the floor, voted upon, and finally, if it passes, go to the governor for signature. Only then does it become a law. And if the governor vetoes it, the entire process must be started over again.

Carlson is a retired 3M mechanical engineer, who has served in both the House of Representatives and three terms in the Senate representing SD 51 and ranking member (minority) of the Senate Government Finance & Policy & Election Committee. He is now a senior member of the MN Senate and was the original author of the “Hands-Free” law preventing talking or texting while operating a motor vehicle.

Or Emet Sunday adult programs are free and open to the public and meet concurrently with the Jewish Cultural School.


September 15
10:00 am - 12:30 pm
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Or Emet: MN Congregation for Humanistic Judaism


Talmud Torah of St. Paul
768 Hamline Ave. South
St Paul, MN 55116 United States
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