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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.
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….
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….
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.
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…
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 …
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…
Overriding a Bill …And the bill is now a LAW!
Checks and Balances This system is set so that one branch doesnt have more power than the others. Senate HouseGovernor SenateHouse
Question #1 Who can write a bill?
A Senator or a Representative
Question #2 Can a bill become a law if the governor vetoes it? If so, how?
Yes, the Senate and House can vote on it again.
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?
Overriding a Bill
Question #4 Can a bill start in the House of Representatives?
Yes, a bill can be written by either a senator or a representative. It can start in either the House or the Senate.