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How a Bill Becomes a Law A look on how different branches of government work together in the United States
What is a Bill??? <ul><li>A proposed law </li></ul><ul><li>All school buses must have seatbelts. </li></ul>
Idea <ul><li>Citizens come up with the idea for a bill </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes by members of Congress and sometimes th...
Bill is Written  <ul><li>A member of the HOR or the US Senate can write a Bill  </li></ul>
Bill is introduced <ul><li>A member of the HOR or the Senate formally introduces the bill  </li></ul>
Bill goes to a Committee  <ul><li>In the committee they will debate and vote on the bill </li></ul>
Goes to the HOR Floor <ul><li>Debate it </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on it </li></ul>
Goes to the Senate Floor <ul><li>The Senate will debate the Bill </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate will vote on the Bill </li><...
Bill goes to the President: YES! <ul><li>If the President likes the bill and he/she signs their name to it the bill become...
Bill goes to the President: NO! <ul><li>The President does not like the bill </li></ul><ul><li>He takes out a stamp and ve...
Goes back to the HOR <ul><li>Let it die! </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite it and start whole process over with a new bill </li></...
Goes to the Senate <ul><li>Vote on it again, however now 2 out of 3 Senators have to say yes! </li></ul><ul><li>If 67 out ...
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  1. 1. How a Bill Becomes a Law A look on how different branches of government work together in the United States
  2. 2. What is a Bill??? <ul><li>A proposed law </li></ul><ul><li>All school buses must have seatbelts. </li></ul>
  3. 3. Idea <ul><li>Citizens come up with the idea for a bill </li></ul><ul><li>Sometimes by members of Congress and sometimes the President </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bill is Written <ul><li>A member of the HOR or the US Senate can write a Bill </li></ul>
  5. 5. Bill is introduced <ul><li>A member of the HOR or the Senate formally introduces the bill </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bill goes to a Committee <ul><li>In the committee they will debate and vote on the bill </li></ul>
  7. 7. Goes to the HOR Floor <ul><li>Debate it </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on it </li></ul>
  8. 8. Goes to the Senate Floor <ul><li>The Senate will debate the Bill </li></ul><ul><li>The Senate will vote on the Bill </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bill goes to the President: YES! <ul><li>If the President likes the bill and he/she signs their name to it the bill becomes a LAW!  </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bill goes to the President: NO! <ul><li>The President does not like the bill </li></ul><ul><li>He takes out a stamp and vetoes the bill. </li></ul><ul><li>The bill is not dead, but it is critically wounded. </li></ul><ul><li>The bill goes back to Congress </li></ul>
  11. 11. Goes back to the HOR <ul><li>Let it die! </li></ul><ul><li>Rewrite it and start whole process over with a new bill </li></ul><ul><li>Vote on it again, however now 2 out of 3 representatives have to say yes! </li></ul>
  12. 12. Goes to the Senate <ul><li>Vote on it again, however now 2 out of 3 Senators have to say yes! </li></ul><ul><li>If 67 out of 100 Senators say “yes” the bill becomes a LAW </li></ul><ul><li>The President’s VETO has been OVERRIDDEN! </li></ul><ul><li>Few Bills will make it to this point </li></ul>
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