How a bill becomes a law!<br />Tierra A<br />112210<br />B1<br />
What is a Bill!<br />A bill is an idea for a new law!<br />
Step 1:The bill is proposed!<br />The bill is proposed by the President, citizen, or an interest group.<br /><ul><li>Interest group: A non-profit organization of people who share a common interest who speak to the public without looking for political power.
An interest group or citizen can propose a law by contacting the representative for their state and getting him/her to discuss it in the next session.
These groups of people propose a bill because they feel it necessary to be apart of the </li></li></ul><li>Example!<br />If an interest group wants to propose a to set a limit to how much of tax payer’s money the government is allowed to spend they would contact their representative to get him to introduce the bill in the next session.<br />
Step 2: The bill is studied by the house committee.<br />In this step the house committee decides on the bills content. The look to see if the bill needs to be changed or is it a necessary law.<br />
Step 3:the bill is debated on the house floor<br />The floor debates on the bills approval. The take a vote on whether the bill is going to benefit the country.<br />
Step 4:The bill is approved by the House of Representatives<br />The representatives make the decision to approve or send the bill back for changes to be made. 218 members have to be present for the bill to be voted on.<br />
Step 5:The bill is sent to the Senate<br />The bill is sent to the Senate to be studied, debated, and approved.<br />
Step 6:The bill is studied by a Senate committe<br />The Senate reviews the bill, makes sure it doesn’t need any changes so it can be debated on.<br />
Step 7:the bill is debated on the Senate floor<br />The senate discusses the bill and makes sure it is perfect and all the changes have been made to make the bill the best it could be.<br />
Step 8:The bill is approved by the Senate<br />During the debate the vote on whether the bill is approved or not. The bill is approved, signed and ready to be sent to the President.<br />
Step 9:The bill is sent to the President <br />The bill is sent to the President to be approved, signed and become a law!<br />
The final Step: The President signs the bill into law<br />The president signs and approves the bill and it is now a law. If the President vetoes the bill it goes back to the House for changes to be made.<br />