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Law making processes of federal, state and local government

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jose lopez

on 29 May 2014

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Transcript of Law making processes of federal, state and local government

If Congress is not in session, the bill does not become a law. The Bill Is a Law. If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government.
How does a bill become a law in the general assembly in NC?
1:A concerned citizen, group, or legislator has an idea and suggests legislation.
2:Representative or
Senator writes bill
3:The bill is
introduced to
either the House
or Senate.
6:Bill sent to other
chamber of the
7:The Senate
or House
passes the
8:if the bill is changed is goes back to the committee, if no changes it goes to the governor.

How is the lawmaking processes similar at the state and national levels?
Ways to block legislation
1:A presidential veto is when the president returns the bill to congress within 10 days from the date it was presented to him.
2:A pocket veto is when he/she could just let it sit on his desk without signing it or returning it and congress adjourns before the ten day period is up. The bill will not become law if this happens.

Groups the influence the lawmaking process
interest groups highly influence the law making processes.

what is an interest group? An interest group is an organization whose members share common concerns, and try to influence government policies that impact those concerns. Elected officials frequently complain about the influence of "special interests" on American politics.
Law making processes of federal, state and local government
How does a bill becomes a law in congress?
reviews the
bill and
reports on
5:House or
passes the
9: A conference
committee made up of House and
Senate members
writes a final
version of the bill.
The House
and Senate
pass the final
version of the
11:The Governor signs the bill.
12: The Secretary of
State is given
custody of
the bill and
it becomes
state and federal government share some of the same powers. they may each levy taxes, borrow money, charter banks, define crime, and punish crime.
what is an interest group?
how many steps is there to pass a bill to become a law?
The End
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