Imagine the sensation of a teenage legislation.
That’s precisely what seniors at Adams Central High School did during a mock legislative session on campus hosted by state Sen. Les Seiler of Hastings Tuesday morning.
The mock session was part of a larger town hall meeting that included opportunities for residents, school officials and students to interact with the senator. Seiler initially scheduled the meeting for April but had to reschedule because of heart bypass surgery.
Seiler began the town hall meeting by visiting with a small group of residents that included former school board members and farmers. During the informal discussion, he shared his philosophy regarding how he approaches bills in the Legislature and a few other topics before opening the floor to a question-and-answer session.
“I look at every bill, read every bill and analyze it this way: ‘How does it effect the 33rd District?’ ” he said. “That’s first: good, bad or indifferent. If I find it has no effect on the 33rd District, I look at how it affects the state: Is it good or bad?”