I will mention some legislatures limit how many bills each lawmaker can file.
And NB, “new state & local laws” might be small amendments to code, big new laws or even repeals.
Anyway, these numbers are necessarily a little +/- for a few reasons:
1. The content of a dead bill, or two or three of them, might be edited into a successful bill. So, it’s not like “one bill filed” = “one idea that goes through the process.” You can have a many-to-one relationship.
2. Of the honorary resolutions, some are simply the House and Senate versions of the exact same thing.
3. I may have made mistakes or you may disagree with my categorizations.
Like, “Debatable legislation” includes anything policy related:
– Well, regular bills
– Study committees, including those that only need to pass one chamber
– Constitutional amendments
– Urging resolutions because they clearly indicate a policy position
– Road namings
OK, maybe road namings sound honorary, but many are filed and few pass. I think it’s because when a road naming happens, somebody, maybe the lawmaker, has to pony up the cash for a sign. So … road namings are not a simple undertaking. But if you wanted to consider them honorary, I could see that too. There are a few dozen filed. Of those, maybe a dozen or so get edited into one or two successful omnibus road naming bills.