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How a Bill becomes a Law

How a Bill becomes a Law

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  • By Emina DeAngelis and Lynn Cortella
  • Know the steps of how a bill becomes a law. Understand the intent of and current status of National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act Discuss positives and negatives of U.S. Legislative System Learning Objectives
  • Executive Legislative Judicial Branches of Government
  • President Vice President and Cabinet The President has the power either to sign legislation into law or to veto bills enacted by Congress. Executive Branch
  • The House of Representatives & The Senate Both the House and the Senate must pass the same bill by majority vote. If the President vetoes a bill, they may override his veto by passing the bill with at least two-thirds of each body voting in favor of the bill. Legislative Branch
  • Supreme Court Judges Federal courts enjoy the sole power to interpret the law, determine the constitutionality of the law, and apply it to individual cases. Judicial Branch
  • Nurses working together decide a need for change They draw up a bill with the help of a consultant How a Bill Becomes a Law
  • The Bill-National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act Nurses present bill to a legislator What’s in it ?  Establish safe nurse-to- patient ratios  Better prepare nurses for work in a hospital setting.  Report violations of minimum standards of care GettingTheWord Out
  • The legislator is willing to introduce and sponsor the bill The Bill is introduced to Congress and assigned a number S 739 (S =Senate Bill) (H.R = House of Representatives Bill) Getting the Bill to Congress Governor Sandra Boxer
  • Committees decide : which bills move forward to the House or Senate as a whole. Committee consider bills and issues and recommend measures for consideration by their chambers.They usually specialize in certain areas such as HEALTH BILL-S739 referred to Committee on Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions on April 16th 2013 and remains here presently To Committee
  • COMMITTEE CAN Approves the Bill Rewrite the Bill: Kill the Bill: What Happens Next The Bill then goes to congress for a vote The Bill is rewritten then moved on to Congress Committee decides to throw out the bill - Bill dies in Committee
  • CONGRESS PASSES BILL CONGRESS DOES NOT PASS BILL DEBATE ANDVOTE BY CONGRESS Click Here Click Here Advance to next page
  • If the President signs the Bill it becomes a LAW If the President vetoes the Bill it goes back to CONGRESS THE PRESIDENT DECIDES Click
  • Vote to over ride the Presidents veto and pass the bill by 2/3rds MajorityVote in each House of Congress Decide not to Pass the Bill and the Bill Is DISCARDED Congress Can 2/3VOTE 1/3VOTE C L I C K
  • BILL BECOMES A LAW
  • LETS SEEWHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
  • 1. Choose a partner and read through the slides of “how laws are made” 2. List each step and write in a blank flow-chart being sure to capture the correct order of the steps 3. Each group should write a story about “the life of a bill”, tracing all steps until it becomes a law 4. The groups should get back together and create a chart with two sides to list “what’s good and what’s bad” about our current bill to law system. 5. At the end of the assignment reconvene and decide if we should keep our system or revise it. If a revision is decided upon, document suggestions for possible revisions. Mapping TheWay…. student activity
  • 1.Which Branch of Government reviews the Bills and sends them to a committee? The Judicial The Executive Branch The Legislative Branch InteractiveTest Advance to next Question
  • 2.What happens next after Congress approves the Bill for the first time ? It becomes a law It goes to the President for approval It goes to the legislator that introduced the law InteractiveTest Advance to next Question
  • 3.What is a Committee? A group of individuals that come up with a Bill Congress members that consider bills and issues and recommend measures for consideration by their chambers. The president and his cabinet members InteractiveTest Advance to next Question
  • 4. How is a Bill introduced to Congress By a legislator that will sponsor a Bill By the President of the United States By a group of individuals that see a need for change InteractiveTest Advance to next Question
  • 5. What is the National Nurses Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act A law requiring safe nurse to patient ratios A bill that died in Congress A Bill currently being reviewed in a committee requiring safe staffing in hospitals InteractiveTest Advance to next screen
  • CORRECT ANSWER- Back toTest
  • INCORRECT ANSWER-Try Again
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  • Get Involved- Go to a town board meeting, visit your local legislature, learn more about government Find out more about the Bill in our presentation : National Nursing Shortage Reform and Patient Advocacy Act visit : http://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/113/ s739#summary/libraryofcongress Anyone Can Make a Difference
  • Branches of Government · House.gov retrieved from http://www.house.gov/content/learn/branches_of_government/ Government 101: How a Bill Becomes Law - ProjectVote Smart retrieved from http://votesmart.org/education/how-a-bill-becomes-law GovTrack.us:Tracking the U.S. Congress retrieved from http://www.govtrack.us/ Shi, L., Singh, D, A. (2008). Delivering health care in America: A systems approach ( 4th ed.). Sudbury, MA: Jones and Barlett Publishers. The Legislative Process : How a Bill Becomes a Law and LegislativeTerms Retrieved from www.mentoring.org/downloads/mentoring_1278.pdf References: