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Only members of Congress may introduce legislation Tax bills must originate in the House
6 STEPS 1. referral to committee 2.Hearings 3.Markup 4.Floor consideration
5.Conference committee 6.Presidential action
A bill rarely reaches the full House or Senate floor without committee approval
Supporters and opponents of a bill testify at its hearing
Parkinson’s Stem cell research
Crucial decisions are made about what specific features a bill will have
Coal miners to qualify for government benefits because of lung disease
THREE MAIN TYPES OF RULES in HOUSE 1.OPEN 2.CLOSED 3.MODIFIED
1.OPEN Rep’s can propose amendments to the bill
2.CLOSED Prohibits amendments
3.MODIFIED Some parts can be modified other parts cannot
NOT FOLLOW AS STRICT RULES AS IN THE HOUSE
FILIBUSTER Hold up the final vote on a bill through delaying tactics
ROLL-CALL VOTE Critical Bills Each member called on to declare his or her vote
Both House and Senate members who almost always come from the committees that drafted the initial versions of the bill.
Passed by both Houses is sent to President 1.Sign bill into law 2.Veto the bill 3.Keep bill for ten days 4.Pocket Veto
2/3 vote in both houses
How a Bill Becomes a Law.
I'm Just a Bill. See page 227. Why are there so many steps? ◦ The Framers wanted bills studied with care.
Chapter 12 Section 4 Objective: To understand the handling of bills in the Senate and the final stages in the legislative process.
A Bill is an idea for a law Must be proposed by a legislator – Member of the House of Reps. or the Senate Then it goes through a process in Congress.
HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW.
Legislative Process: How a Bill Becomes a Law
Chapters 5 & 7: Congress How a Bill Becomes a Law.
How a Bill Becomes a Law The untold story. The Beginning Any member of Congress is permitted to introduce a piece of legislation This legislation goes.
The Legislative Branch Section 6: How a Bill Becomes a Law.
“I’m Just a Bill”. View the video clip and record as may steps as you see in the lawmaking process… how many can you come up with? I'm Just a Bill.
How a Bill Becomes a Law!.
HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW. INTRODUCTION OF A BILL Both the House of Representatives and the Senate can introduce a bill Only the House of Representatives.
How A Bill Becomes a Law.
How a Bill Becomes a Law A bill may be introduced in either chamber (House or Senate). The path we will document is of a bill that begins in the House.
October 28, 2014 Goal: Emulate how a bill becomes a law. QOD: What is one law you believe we need in the country? Why do we need it? Homework: TEST next.
Bills and Laws American Government.
HOW A BILL BECOMES LAW ?. IDEAS Come from private citizens, interest groups, the president, or officials in executive.
6 Steps in Bill Becoming a Law. Step 1 - Introduced 1 st Reading of bill 1 st Reading of bill Can only be introduced by member of Congress Can only be.
How a bill becomes a law? The Legislative Process.
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