Successfully reported this slideshow.

Bill To Law 2

870 views

Published on

Published in: Education
  • Be the first to comment

  • Be the first to like this

Bill To Law 2

  1. 1. Bill to Law Process
  2. 2. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Starts with you </li></ul><ul><li>Ideas are sent to Congress </li></ul>
  3. 3. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 2 </li></ul><ul><li>Senator or Congressmen </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsor the bill </li></ul>
  4. 4. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Introduced to Committees </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Committee Action </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Subcommittee </li></ul></ul>
  5. 5. Bill to Law <ul><li>Committee Action </li></ul><ul><li>They can read the bill or send it to the subcommittee </li></ul><ul><li>If they choose to do neither the bill dies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Bill to Law <ul><li>Subcommittee </li></ul><ul><li>Smaller group looks at the bill from different perspectives </li></ul><ul><li>Can vote to report on the bill (stays alive) </li></ul><ul><li>Can vote not to report on the bill (dies ) </li></ul>
  7. 7. Bill to Law <ul><li>Committee action </li></ul><ul><li>Review the subcommittees report </li></ul><ul><li>Vote and send it to the House and Senate </li></ul>
  8. 8. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Floor Action </li></ul><ul><li>Goes back to where it originated (House or Senate) </li></ul><ul><li>Placed on calendar to be debated </li></ul>
  9. 9. Bill to Law <ul><li>Reaches the floor (House + Senate) </li></ul><ul><li>Debate </li></ul><ul><li>Make small changes if needed </li></ul><ul><li>Make compromises </li></ul>
  10. 10. Bill to Law <ul><li>Lots of changes </li></ul><ul><li>Goes all the way back to the beginning (House or Senate) </li></ul><ul><li>Need to change it </li></ul><ul><li>Identical </li></ul>
  11. 11. Bill to Laws <ul><li>Step 5 </li></ul><ul><li>After Compromises </li></ul><ul><li>Sent to President </li></ul>
  12. 12. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 6 </li></ul><ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>Can sign it Bill = law </li></ul><ul><li>Veto it Bill = dead </li></ul>
  13. 13. Bill to Law <ul><li>President </li></ul><ul><li>10 days </li></ul><ul><li>If Congress is in session... </li></ul><ul><li>If Congress is not in session... </li></ul><ul><li>“ Pocket Veto” </li></ul>
  14. 14. Bill to Law <ul><li>Step 7 </li></ul><ul><li>Congress can over turn the “veto” </li></ul><ul><li>2/3 vote </li></ul>
  15. 15. Bill to Law <ul><li>Pros </li></ul><ul><li>It provides stability </li></ul><ul><li>Can not change laws easily </li></ul><ul><li>People have a voice </li></ul><ul><li>Cons </li></ul><ul><li>If there is an important issue (long process) </li></ul><ul><li>Tough to change unfair laws </li></ul>

×