Viviana Gonz谩lez

I agree with Natalie and Dana, the process to pass a bill is complex and requires a lot of input from different interests. A bill could seem to be addressing a specific topic, but most likely, it will affect something else. It is important to go through a thorough review process and to hear from different parties (and take their viewpoints into consideration) before passing a bill to ensure the legislature understands what they are voting for and how it will affect other interests or rights. However, when people are dealing with very difficult situations, and a bill under consideration is the key to their relief, this long process can be very frustrating.

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