What is a Legislator?

Legislator Job Description

A legislator is an elected official who works for a lawmaking body in his or her state or province. The breadth of a legislator’s duties may vary by region.



Typical Job Duties

• When legislative body is in session, legislators create and process bills that will become provincial or state law if approved

• Legislators also form issue-related committees and subcommittees in order to discuss, debate and read bills and amendments

• Confer with political researchers

• Create and ratify provincial or state laws and regulations

• Many legislators also work as business owners or attorneys; few perform legislative duties on a full time basis



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