Bill Analysis Law and Legal Definition

Bill Analysis is referred to a mandatory document that contains a summary of a bill written in layman's terms, prepared by a committee or floor analysis staff before the hearing of that bill before the committee. According to Senate Rules, a bill must be accompanied by a bill analysis in order for a piece of legislation to be heard on the Senate floor. It explains how a bill would change current law and sometimes mentions details regarding support and opposition from interest groups.

A bill analysis contains three sections. They are Author's Statement of Intent, Rulemaking Authority, and Section-by-Section Analysis. A fourth section named ‘List of Committee Amendments’ will be added to the bill analysis if the bill is amended in committee.