Legislative Branch

Citizens of CBS who are elected to the legislative branch represent their towns in the 49-member Cornhusker Boys’ State Legislature.

Once elected, senators of the newly convened legislature choose several peers as legislative leaders who will preside over subsequent debate.  CBS legislative officers include the Sergeant at Arms, Chaplain, Clerk, and Speaker; chairmen of the various standing committees also assume key leadership roles.

Several sessions of the legislature are held throughout the week.  Bills written by senators are introduced on first reading, considered in committees, and may advance through general file, select file and final reading.  Bills passed by the legislature are submitted to the Cornhusker Boys’ State governor for his signature or veto.

These steps, accurately simulating actual procedures of the Nebraska Unicameral, serve to prepare CBS Senators for the unique privilege of holding a legislative session within the grand surroundings of the Warner Chamber, located within the historic Nebraska Capitol.

 

Grand Settings for the CBS Supreme Court and Legislature

 

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