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 GovernorIf the governor likes the bill, he signs it and the bill becomes a LAW!ORIf the governor doesn’t like the bill he can VETO, or reject it.
6 Overriding A BillIf 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 LawWhen 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 …And the bill is now a LAW! Overriding a Bill…And the bill is now a LAW!
10 Checks and Balances Senate This system is set so that one branch doesn’t have more power than the others.SenateHouseGovernor
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