Chapter 1: How Standards are Created

State Resources

We've compiled information on each state's legislative process, administrative code and register, regulatory process, and other helpful state-specific documents.

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Learn where to find and familiarize yourself with your state laws.

Things That Might Help

Find helpful tips on your state's website to help you understand its legislative process.

State Government — How a Bill Becomes a Law

Each state has its own process for considering and enacting bills.


Each state has particular guidelines for its own rule-making process.