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How a Bill Becomes a Law

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Eli Smith

on 15 April 2010

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Transcript of How a Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes A Law Bill Is Introduced Step 1: Any member can introduce a piece of legislation Step 2: Committee Hearings The Bill is then referred to a committee The Chairmain of the committee heas the bill and decides if it should be accepted or rejected. Changes may be made to meet satisfaction. These changes are called Amendments. Step 3: Floor Action The chairman writes a report regarding the content of the bill This also describes the intent of legislation and the effect of the bill. Step 4: It is then sent to another house to
undergo the same process as step 2 and 3 When passed to the next house,
a conference on the bill is formed and
they vote to approve Step 5 The bill is sent to the President The President votes on approving the bill after it has gone through the House and the Senate. Should the bill be vetoed, Congress can override the veto by 2/3 vote. Step 6 The Bill is Now a Law
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