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  • 1. How a Bill Becomes a Lawpicture: http://howabillbecomesalaw.austaliafirst.com/picturesonhowabillbecomesalaw/
    By: Aaron Kaczmarski
  • 2. How a bill is drafted
    On going or recurring problem
    Concerned citizens have idea for a law
    Introduced to the house of representatives
  • 3. The second read
    Referred to committee
    Floor consideration
    Committee hearing
    Bill studied and report is made
  • 4. Third reading
    Debate on floor
    Vote on final passage
    Passed and returned to house
    Failed- possible reconsideration
    Failed- no further action
  • 5. The Senate
    Bill is introduced
    First reading
    Second reading
    Vote required by the majority
    Picture: http://libertypundits.net/wp-content/uploads/2010/07/US-Senate1.png
  • 6. House of representatives
    Bill introduced
    First reading
    Second reading
    Vote required by majority
    Picture: http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/4/49/Seal_of_the_Speaker_of_the_US_House_of_Representatives.png
  • 7. Conference committee
    Both house and senate members
    Compromise on bill
    Make changes
    -vote between the two
  • 8. Full house
    Full house votes on committee version
    If failed, possible 2nd conference action
    If passed; sent to the president
  • 9. Full senate
    Full senate votes on committee version
    If failed, possible 2nd conference action
    If passed, sent to the president
  • 10. The President
    President signs the law
    It becomes affective by the following October
    Vote by the people may reject the law
    Possible Vito
    Picture: http://www.ganeshaspeaks.com/blogImages/Barack%20Obama%20Capitol%2004_27012009.jpg
  • 11. President Vito
    President may possibly veto the bill
    2/3 of senate, and 2/3 of house will override presidents veto
    Bill becomes a law
  • 12. law
    If all sides agree the bill becomes a law.
    Length of process, months to years
  • 13. Sources
    http://www.votesmart.org/resource_govt101_02.php
    http://thomas.loc.gov/home/lawsmade.toc.html
    http://www.house.gov/house/Tying_it_all.shtm
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