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1 The MAKING of a LAW Animations from paid subscription to Animation FactoryAnimation Factory Photos: Sir Elliott Belgrave and Hon. John Boyce BGISBGIS © 1999 Fiona Springer

2 MAKING A LAW The need for a law is felt by the citizens or the government. The need for a law is felt by the citizens or the government. There ought to be a law! There ought to be a law!

3 MAKING A LAW The The Bill is written up in legal language. Every Every person having the custody, charge or care of any juvenile willfully assaults, ill-treats, neglects, abandons… DRAFTING

4 MAKING A LAW The Bill is introduced by the Minister responsible. The Bill is introduced by the Minister responsible. Min. Public Works announces the Bill to apply jam-busting at all roundabouts. Min. Public Works announces the Bill to apply jam-busting at all roundabouts. FIRST READING

5 MAKING A LAW A full debate from everyone in the House who wishes to contribute. A full debate from everyone in the House who wishes to contribute. Mr. Speaker, jam- busting will cause an increase in accidents… Mr. Speaker, jam- busting will cause an increase in accidents… SECOND READING

6 MAKING A LAW Bill discussed clause by clause. A detailed discussion. Bill discussed clause by clause. A detailed discussion.clause Whole House: Money Bills, Controversial Bills Whole House: Money Bills, Controversial Bills Standing Committee: all other Bills Standing Committee: all other Bills COMMITTEE STAGE

7 CLAUSE: a section or paragraph of a law

8 MAKING A LAW Standing Committee reports on the changes suggested by the committee. Standing Committee reports on the changes suggested by the committee. Jam-busting will only be allowed in rural areas between 8-9 a.m. and 4- 5 p.m. Jam-busting will only be allowed in rural areas between 8-9 a.m. and 4- 5 p.m. REPORT STAGE

9 MAKING A LAW Another debate. Another debate. Vote to accept or reject the Bill as a whole. No changes to be made. Vote to accept or reject the Bill as a whole. No changes to be made. Moves to the Senate if accepted Moves to the Senate if accepted THIRD READING Aye !

10 MAKING A LAW Bill goes through Readings and Committee Stages. Bill goes through Readings and Committee Stages. Bill can be delayed (if not a Money Bill) Bill can be delayed (if not a Money Bill) SENATE Aye ! If accepted goes to Gov. Gen. If accepted goes to Gov. Gen.

11 MAKING A LAW Bill goes to the Governor General for his Assent. Bill goes to the Governor General for his Assent. Bill is signed, published in the Gazette Bill is signed, published in the Gazette Gazette Date it goes into effect is announced. Date it goes into effect is announced. PROMULGATION

12 G A Z E T T E: An official document where important government notices are printed.

13 MAKING A LAW The Bill is now a The Bill is now a LAW or an ACT of STATUTE.

14 MAKING A LAW The Idea The Idea Drafting Drafting First Reading First Reading Second Reading Second Reading Committee Stage Committee Stage Report Stage Report Stage Third Reading Third Reading The Senate The Senate Promulgation Promulgation


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