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Legislative Drafting Manual (Mass. Senate version)

Mass. Senate Counsel Office

A manual prepared by the Massachusetts Senate Counsel's office to help legislative lawyers and other staff who are drafting or reviewing bills for the Massachusetts Senate. According to the office, "Its purpose is to promote uniformity in drafting style, and to make the resulting statutes clear, simple and easy to understand and use. Part 2 also contains a collection of useful legal information about legislation. This Manual is not a substitute for advice and drafting assistance from the Senate Counsel's office. Rather, we hope it will encourage you to call or visit this office for further help."

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