Successfully reported this slideshow.
We use your LinkedIn profile and activity data to personalize ads and to show you more relevant ads. You can change your ad preferences anytime.
Classroom Activity
 Bill     is introduced in either the House of  Representatives or the Senate
Bill is sentto theappropriatecommittee In committee, bill is analyzed, revised, and  voted on Most bills die in committe...
 In your committee circle, pass your bill to  the left. Read the bill. Make any revisions you think would make the  bil...
 Billsthat make it past  committee, go to the  House or Senate floor. Members of congress  who support the bill try  to ...
 Combine    with the other committee from  your house. All bills that got approved in committee  should be read aloud to...
 Bills      that pass the floor vote are sent to the  other house. Trade bills with the other house.
 Billis sent to the appropriate committee in  the other house Now this committee analyzes, revises, and  votes on the bi...
 In your committee circle, divide the new bills  between your members. Read the bill you have been given. Make any revi...
 Bills that make it past committees in the  other house go to a floor vote Supporters and opponents argue for or  agains...
 Combine    with the other committee from  your house. All bills that got approved in committee  should be read aloud to...
 Ifthe bill is passed in the floor vote in both  houses, it moves to a conference committee. Conference committees compr...
 Get   into your conference committee group Ifyour bill has made it past both  houses, bring it with you to the conferen...
 The  final version of the bill is sent back to  the floor of each house for a final floor vote. Each member of each hou...
 Go   back to your original house group. One  representative from each conference committee will read their final versio...
 If the bill passes the final vote  in both houses, it is sent to  the President The president has 4 options:     Sign ...
 Bring your bills that have passed the final  vote to my desk (I am the president).I   will either sign or veto your bil...
 Ifyou made it through all 9 steps, your bill  has become a law! 
Upcoming SlideShare
Loading in …5
×

Howabillbecomesalaw

489 views

Published on

Published in: Business
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Howabillbecomesalaw

  1. 1. Classroom Activity
  2. 2.  Bill is introduced in either the House of Representatives or the Senate
  3. 3. Bill is sentto theappropriatecommittee In committee, bill is analyzed, revised, and voted on Most bills die in committee (they don’t make it past this step)
  4. 4.  In your committee circle, pass your bill to the left. Read the bill. Make any revisions you think would make the bill better On the back of the bill, write a check if you think it should move on, or an “X” if you do not think the bill is a good idea. Pass the bill to the left and repeat process until you have read and voted on every bill in your committee.
  5. 5.  Billsthat make it past committee, go to the House or Senate floor. Members of congress who support the bill try to convince others to vote for it Members who oppose the bill argue against it. The entire house votes on the bill.
  6. 6.  Combine with the other committee from your house. All bills that got approved in committee should be read aloud to your entire house. One member should argue for each bill, and another member should argue against each bill. All members in your house will vote on each bill.
  7. 7.  Bills that pass the floor vote are sent to the other house. Trade bills with the other house.
  8. 8.  Billis sent to the appropriate committee in the other house Now this committee analyzes, revises, and votes on the bill.
  9. 9.  In your committee circle, divide the new bills between your members. Read the bill you have been given. Make any revisions you think would make the bill better On the back of the bill, write a check if you think it should move on, or an “X” if you do not think the bill is a good idea. Pass the bill to the left and repeat process until you have read and voted on every bill in your committee.
  10. 10.  Bills that make it past committees in the other house go to a floor vote Supporters and opponents argue for or against the bill Every member of that house votes on the bill.
  11. 11.  Combine with the other committee from your house. All bills that got approved in committee should be read aloud to your entire house. One member should argue for each bill, and another member should argue against each bill. All members in your house will vote on each bill.
  12. 12.  Ifthe bill is passed in the floor vote in both houses, it moves to a conference committee. Conference committees compromise to settle any differences between the two versions of the bill Conference committees re-write the bill and to create its final draft.
  13. 13.  Get into your conference committee group Ifyour bill has made it past both houses, bring it with you to the conference committee. Create the final draft of your bill by re- writing it to incorporate changes that everyone in your conference committee can agree on.
  14. 14.  The final version of the bill is sent back to the floor of each house for a final floor vote. Each member of each house votes to approve the final version of the bill
  15. 15.  Go back to your original house group. One representative from each conference committee will read their final version of the bill to each house. Eachmember of your house will vote to either approve or deny the final version of the bill
  16. 16.  If the bill passes the final vote in both houses, it is sent to the President The president has 4 options:  Sign the bill into law!  Veto- bill does not become law  Do nothing- after 10 days bill becomes law  Pocket veto- if the congress session ends within those 10 days and the president does not sign it, then it does not become a law.
  17. 17.  Bring your bills that have passed the final vote to my desk (I am the president).I will either sign or veto your bill. IfI veto your bill, it can still become a law if 2/3 of the class votes to override the veto.
  18. 18.  Ifyou made it through all 9 steps, your bill has become a law! 

×