How A Bill Becomes A Law

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How A Bill Becomes A Law

  1. 1. How a Bill Becomes a Law<br />By<br />Kungpowcow<br />Image Courtesy:<br />http://library.law.emory.edu/uploads/pics/bill_cartoon.jpg<br />
  2. 2. House of Commons<br />
  3. 3. First Reading<br />Printed copies of bill are made available for the first time. There is no debate or vote.<br />
  4. 4. Second Reading<br />Debate and vote on the principle of the bill. Does the bill serve the interests of Canadians?<br />
  5. 5. Committee Stage<br />Detailed study of the bill. The committee issues a report with a recommendation that the House or Senate usually accepts.<br />
  6. 6. Report Stage<br />Debate and vote on amendments (changes) to bill.<br />
  7. 7. Third Reading<br />Debate and vote on the final form of the bill.<br />
  8. 8. Senate<br />Bill goes through the same steps in the Senate. If the bill makes it through the Senate it goes through to the House of Commons. <br />Image Courtesy:<br />http://www.flickr.com/photos/terrio/3242782132/<br />
  9. 9. The House of Commons and Senate<br />The House of Commons and the Senate send the bill to the Royal Assent.<br />Image courtesy: http://www.flickr.com/photos/loneprimate/862704772/<br />
  10. 10. Royal assent<br />Bill becomes law after the Governor General gives Royal assent. This is a formality.<br />

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