2 MAKING A LAWThe need for a law is felt by the citizens or the government.“There ought to be a law!”
3 DRAFTING The Bill is written up in legal language. MAKING A LAWDRAFTINGThe Bill is written up in legal language.“Every person having the custody, charge or care of any juvenile willfully assaults, ill-treats, neglects, abandons…”
4 FIRST READING The Bill is introduced by the Minister responsible. MAKING A LAWFIRST READINGThe Bill is introduced by the Minister responsible.Min. Public Works announces the Bill to apply jam-busting at all roundabouts.
5 MAKING A LAWSECOND READINGA full debate from everyone in the House who wishes to contribute.“Mr. Speaker, jam-busting will cause an increase in accidents…”
6 MAKING A LAWCOMMITTEE STAGEBill discussed clause by clause. A detailed discussion.Whole House: Money Bills, Controversial BillsStanding Committee: all other Bills
8 MAKING A LAWREPORT STAGEStanding 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.”
9 THIRD READING Aye ! Another debate. MAKING A LAWTHIRD READINGAye !Another debate.Vote to accept or reject the Bill as a whole. No changes to be made.Moves to the Senate if accepted
10 SENATE Aye ! Bill goes through Readings and Committee Stages. MAKING A LAWBill goes through Readings and Committee Stages.Bill can be delayed (if not a Money Bill)Aye !If accepted goes to Gov. Gen.
11 PROMULGATION Bill goes to the Governor General for his Assent. MAKING A LAWBill goes to the Governor General for his Assent.Bill is signed, published in the GazetteDate it goes into effect is announced.
12 G A Z E T T E: An official document where important government notices are printed.
13 MAKING A LAWThe Bill is now a LAWor anACT of STATUTE.
14 Report Stage Third Reading The Senate Promulgation The Idea Drafting MAKING A LAWReport StageThird ReadingThe SenatePromulgationThe IdeaDraftingFirst ReadingSecond ReadingCommittee Stage