Model Legislature



Michigan Jaycees take-over the Capitol Building

Saturday, March 5 at 8 am

Model Legislature is a one-day government/civic program organized and facilitated by the Michigan Jaycees. Only a few select organizations receive an opportunity to utilize the floor of the House of Representatives. The procedure during this program is the same as the procedure in the House of Representatives and gives participants hands-on experience for how things are actually done. From electing party leaders to sitting in the BIG chairs, we’ll caucus and debate bills to decide to pass into law.

During this Model Legislature, real bills currently pending in the Michigan Legislature are selected and debated by participants who are comprised of current Michigan Jaycee members and guests. Participants will be divided into two political parties. They will be able to debate bills, make amendments, participate in caucus/committee meetings, and learn how bills become laws, all during a “mock” session of the House of Representatives. 

Participants learn about parliamentary process, leadership, responsibility, confident public speaking as well as critical and logical thought.

This will take place at the Capitol Building in downtown Lansing, at the intersection of Michigan Avenue and Capitol Avenue. Registration starts at 8:00 A.M. and the event will start promptly at 8:30 A.M. and conclude around 4:00 P.M. A more comprehensive schedule will be provided closer to the event.


Important Attendee Information:

  • Business professional dress is recommended, but business casual dress is acceptable, no jeans.

  • Members, high school students and non-members are welcome to attend to get a true feel of

    the legislative experience.

  • Parking will be on the West Side of the Capitol building, off of W. Allegan Street.

  • The Entrance to Use is the West Entrance.

  • Registration will start at 8 am with the event starting at 8:30 am.

  • Registration includes lunch - which will be served onsite. More details to come.