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
Refor...
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 enac...
The House of
Representatives &
The Senate
Both the House and the
Senate must pass the
same bill by majority
vote. If the P...
Supreme Court Judges
Federal courts enjoy
the sole power to
interpret the
law, determine the
constitutionality of
the law,...
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 ?
 Es...
The legislator is
willing to introduce
and sponsor the bill The Bill is introduced to
Congress and
assigned a number
S 739...
Committees decide :
which bills move
forward to the House
or Senate as a whole.
Committee consider bills and
issues and re...
COMMITTEE CAN
Approves the Bill
Rewrite the Bill:
Kill the Bill:
What Happens Next
The Bill then goes to
congress for a vo...
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 D...
Vote to over ride the
Presidents veto and pass the
bill by 2/3rds MajorityVote in
each House of Congress
Decide not to Pas...
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 b...
1.Which Branch of
Government
reviews the Bills
and sends them to a
committee?
The Judicial
The Executive Branch
The Legisl...
2.What happens
next after Congress
approves the Bill for
the first time ?
It becomes a law
It goes to the
President for
ap...
3.What is a
Committee?
A group of individuals that
come up with a Bill
Congress members that
consider bills and issues and...
4. How is a Bill
introduced to
Congress
By a legislator that will
sponsor a Bill
By the President of the
United States
By ...
5. What is the
National Nurses
Shortage Reform and
Patient Advocacy Act
A law requiring safe
nurse to patient ratios
A bil...
CORRECT ANSWER- Back toTest
INCORRECT ANSWER-Try Again
Click Here
Click Here
Get Involved- Go to a town board
meeting, visit your local legislature, learn
more about government
Find out more about th...
Branches of Government · House.gov retrieved from
http://www.house.gov/content/learn/branches_of_government/
Government 10...
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  1. 1. By Emina DeAngelis and Lynn Cortella
  2. 2. 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
  3. 3. Executive Legislative Judicial Branches of Government
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. 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
  6. 6. 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
  7. 7. 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
  8. 8. 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
  9. 9. 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
  10. 10. 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
  11. 11. 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
  12. 12. CONGRESS PASSES BILL CONGRESS DOES NOT PASS BILL DEBATE ANDVOTE BY CONGRESS Click Here Click Here Advance to next page
  13. 13. 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
  14. 14. 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
  15. 15. BILL BECOMES A LAW
  16. 16. LETS SEEWHAT WE HAVE LEARNED
  17. 17. 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
  18. 18. 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
  19. 19. 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
  20. 20. 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
  21. 21. 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
  22. 22. 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
  23. 23. CORRECT ANSWER- Back toTest
  24. 24. INCORRECT ANSWER-Try Again
  25. 25. Click Here
  26. 26. Click Here
  27. 27. 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
  28. 28. 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:
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