Encl. (3) to COMDTINST 5860.2A
COAST GUARD LEGISLATIVE DEVELOPMENT CYCLE
Internal Coast Guard Actions
G-L asks program directors to submit LCPs for the draft CY+2 Coast Guard
Program directors submit LCPs to G-L. Upon receipt, G-L provides a copy of each LCP
to G-I for review and comment.
G-I provides input to G-L.
G-L forwards LCPs to G-CCS via CG-8 with recommendations for approval or
CG-8 forwards LCPs to G-CCS with recommendations for approval or disapproval.
G-CCS approves or disapproves LCPs for development.
G-L forwards draft CY+1 Coast Guard Authorization Act via CG-8 and G-CCS for
Commandant approval, with recommendations for deferring or canceling any LCPs.
CG-8 provides recommendations to G-CCS.
G-CCS forwards draft CY+1 Coast Guard Authorization Act for G-C approval. G-L
provides advance copy to Assistant General Counsel for Rules and Administration.
G-C approves CY+1 Coast Guard Authorization Act; G-L forwards approved package to
DHS for intra-department review and approval.
DHS clears Coast Guard Authorization Act and forwards to OMB for inter-agency
OMB clears Coast Guard Authorization Act for transmittal to Congress.
Draft Coast Guard Authorization Act transmitted to Speaker of the House and President
of the Senate as proposed legislation.
Committee staffs review proposed Coast Guard Authorization Act; draft bills for
introduction; bills introduced; committees consider and report bill.
Bill passes House and Senate and is transmitted to President for signature; President signs
and bill becomes law.