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How a Bill Becomes A Law. A Bill A new law begins as a bill. A bill is a rough draft for a law. A bill can be written either by a senator or a representative.

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1 How a Bill Becomes A Law

2 A Bill A new law begins as a bill. A bill is a rough draft for a law. A bill can be written either by a senator or a representative.

3 Senate A senator writes a bill & discusses it with the other senators. They vote on the bill. It must pass by a majority, or more than ½. In the Senate, 26 votes is a majority. If the bill passes by a majority it moves to the….

4 House of Representatives Once the bill passes in the Senate it comes to the House to be discussed. The representatives vote on the bill. It must pass by a majority, or more than ½. In the House, 51 votes is a majority. If the bill passes by a majority here it moves next to the….

5 Governor If the governor likes the bill, he signs it and the bill becomes a LAW! OR If the governor doesnt like the bill he can VETO, or reject it.

6 Overriding A Bill If the senator still wants his bill passed he can have the senate vote a second time after it has been vetoed by the governor. If it passes by a majority it then goes to the…

7 Overriding a Bill …House of Representatives a second time for another vote. If it passes in the House for a second time it becomes a …

8 Law When a bill is passed a second time in both the House and the Senate after the governor has vetoed, or rejected it this is called…

9 Overriding a Bill …And the bill is now a LAW!

10 Checks and Balances This system is set so that one branch doesnt have more power than the others. Senate HouseGovernor SenateHouse

11 Question #1 Who can write a bill?

12 A Senator or a Representative

13 Question #2 Can a bill become a law if the governor vetoes it? If so, how?

14 Yes, the Senate and House can vote on it again.

15 Question #3 What is it called when the House and Senate vote on a bill a second time and pass it so that it becomes a law?

16 Overriding a Bill

17 Question #4 Can a bill start in the House of Representatives?

18 Yes, a bill can be written by either a senator or a representative. It can start in either the House or the Senate.


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