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  • 1. How a bill gets into the U.S. Code
  • 2. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Codified in the US Statutes
  • 3. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
  • 4. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    The Don’t Ask Don’t Tell Repeal Act of 2010
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/whitehouse/5385012881/
  • 5. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
  • 6. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
    The citation shows
    it was the 321st law passed in the
    111th Congress
  • 7. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
    Public laws are organized in the order that they are passed & are not arranged by subject
  • 8. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal is between
  • 9. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal is between
    Pub. L. 111-320
    CAPTA Reauthorization
    Act
    *Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act
  • 10. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Public Law 111-321
    Pub. L. 111-322
    Continuing Appropriations and Surface Transportation Extensions Act
    Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell repeal is between
    Pub. L. 111-320
    CAPTA Reauthorization
    Act
    *Child Abuse Prevention & Treatment Act
  • 11. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    124 Stat. 3515
  • 12. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    124 Stat. 3515
    The Public & Private laws
    are published in numerical order and bound in the Statutes at Large
  • 13. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Codified in the US Statutes
    10 U.S. Code 654
    The US Code is arranged in
    subject order
  • 14. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Codified in the US Statutes
    10 U.S. Code 654
    Title 10 of the
    U.S. Code
    is Armed Forces
  • 15. Bill is passed by the House & Senate then signed into law by the President
    Published in the Statutes at Large
    Assigned a Public Law Number
    Codified in the US Statutes
    10 U.S. Code 654
    Section 654 is within the part for personnel in the chapter for general service requirements