How a Bill Becomes a Law
How a Bill Becomes a Law
How a Bill Becomes a Law
•   Learn and become part of the process
Life at Oldfield Middle School
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• List five things you love about our school.
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• List five things you love about our school.



   • Let’s brainstorm areas of our sch...
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• List five things you love about our school.



   • Let’s brainstorm areas of our sch...
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• List five things you love about our school.



   • Let’s brainstorm areas of our sch...
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• List five things you love about our school.



   • Let’s brainstorm areas of our sch...
Life at Oldfield Middle School




• Let’s brainstorm areas of our school
   life that we would like to improve.
• Let’s brainstorm areas of our school
   life that we would like to improve.
How to put Your desires into
          action
How to put Your desires into
            action
• As a class you have developed
  some good ideas.
How to put Your desires into
            action
• As a class you have developed
  some good ideas.
How to put Your desires into
             action
• As a class you have developed
  some good ideas.
• Now we learn how to ...
How to put Your desires into
             action
• As a class you have developed
  some good ideas.
• Now we learn how to ...
How a Bill Becomes a Law
All laws must be passed by the Legislative Branch
How a Bill Becomes a Law
All laws must be passed by the Legislative Branch
The Legislative Branch is run by
              Congress

United States House    United States
 of Representatives        S...
The Legislative Branch is run by
              Congress

United States House    United States
 of Representatives        S...
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
What is the main function of this branch?

    Answer: To Make Laws
 Laws that will improve the nation
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
What is the main function of this branch?

    Answer: To Make Laws
 Laws that will improve the nation
Think of a law that effects you
• Bicycle Helmet safety law
• Motor vehicle laws: Bus
  Driver must have a
  license
• All...
How a Bill Becomes a Law
   THE STEPS
• 1st A bill can be
  written by a person or
  group along with a
  member of Congre...
WHATS NEXT?
  • 3rd - The Bill is then sent to the appropriate
    committee for discussion.

4th step: The committee
hold...
How a Bill Becomes a Law
• 5th - Committee then
  debates and votes.
• 6th - If the bill passes
  in committee it moves
  ...
AFTER A BILL PASSES ONE
      HOUSE IT GOES TO THE NEXT

The process begins
all over again in the
new house.
1st - Introdu...
Conference Meetings
     If the Bill differs the two Houses hold a
   Congressional Conference Meeting




At this meeting...
Leadership Signatures
 If the bill passes in both houses it is signed by the by the
leaders of both houses




House of Re...
Presidents Options
         • If the President signs
           the bill then it
           becomes a law
Rejection
If the President refuses to sign the bill
   this becomes known as a VETO
Is the power of a veto fair?
• Should one person be able to stop a potential good
  law from becoming a law?


• What shou...
Checks and Balances
• The Founding Fathers
  placed safe guards in the
  Constitution such as
  Checks and Balances for
  ...
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Oldfield Student Senate




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Oldfield Student Senate
• You will all be student Senators




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Oldfield Student Senate
• You will all be student Senators




                                     18
Oldfield Student Senate
• You will all be student Senators
• Each person must decide which of the
  issues is most importa...
Oldfield Student Senate
• You will all be student Senators
• Each person must decide which of the
  issues is most importa...
LET’S GET STARTED
    SENATORS




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  1. 1. How a Bill Becomes a Law
  2. 2. How a Bill Becomes a Law
  3. 3. How a Bill Becomes a Law • Learn and become part of the process
  4. 4. Life at Oldfield Middle School
  5. 5. Life at Oldfield Middle School • List five things you love about our school.
  6. 6. Life at Oldfield Middle School • List five things you love about our school. • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  7. 7. Life at Oldfield Middle School • List five things you love about our school. • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  8. 8. Life at Oldfield Middle School • List five things you love about our school. • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  9. 9. Life at Oldfield Middle School • List five things you love about our school. • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  10. 10. Life at Oldfield Middle School • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  11. 11. • Let’s brainstorm areas of our school life that we would like to improve.
  12. 12. How to put Your desires into action
  13. 13. How to put Your desires into action • As a class you have developed some good ideas.
  14. 14. How to put Your desires into action • As a class you have developed some good ideas.
  15. 15. How to put Your desires into action • As a class you have developed some good ideas. • Now we learn how to develop your suggestions into written form to create new laws/rules for the school.
  16. 16. How to put Your desires into action • As a class you have developed some good ideas. • Now we learn how to develop your suggestions into written form to create new laws/rules for the school. First we must learn the process of how a bill becomes a law.
  17. 17. How a Bill Becomes a Law All laws must be passed by the Legislative Branch
  18. 18. How a Bill Becomes a Law All laws must be passed by the Legislative Branch
  19. 19. The Legislative Branch is run by Congress United States House United States of Representatives Senate
  20. 20. The Legislative Branch is run by Congress United States House United States of Representatives Senate
  21. 21. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH What is the main function of this branch? Answer: To Make Laws Laws that will improve the nation
  22. 22. LEGISLATIVE BRANCH What is the main function of this branch? Answer: To Make Laws Laws that will improve the nation
  23. 23. Think of a law that effects you • Bicycle Helmet safety law • Motor vehicle laws: Bus Driver must have a license • All states must provide public education to at least age 16 • It is a criminal felony to harm a child • Kids may not drive under a certain age (varies by state)
  24. 24. How a Bill Becomes a Law THE STEPS • 1st A bill can be written by a person or group along with a member of Congress • 2nd A bill must be introduced by a member of congress.
  25. 25. WHATS NEXT? • 3rd - The Bill is then sent to the appropriate committee for discussion. 4th step: The committee holds public hearings and people are allowed to state their oopinions.
  26. 26. How a Bill Becomes a Law • 5th - Committee then debates and votes. • 6th - If the bill passes in committee it moves on to the full house vote.
  27. 27. AFTER A BILL PASSES ONE HOUSE IT GOES TO THE NEXT The process begins all over again in the new house. 1st - Introduction 2nd - Sent to Committee 3rd - Public Hearings 4th - Committee Debate and Vote 5th - Full Senate vote
  28. 28. Conference Meetings If the Bill differs the two Houses hold a Congressional Conference Meeting At this meeting a compromise bill is arranged and sent back to both houses for final approval.
  29. 29. Leadership Signatures If the bill passes in both houses it is signed by the by the leaders of both houses House of Representatives Senate Speaker of the House President of the Senate
  30. 30. Presidents Options • If the President signs the bill then it becomes a law
  31. 31. Rejection If the President refuses to sign the bill this becomes known as a VETO
  32. 32. Is the power of a veto fair? • Should one person be able to stop a potential good law from becoming a law? • What should Congress be able to do to stop a veto?
  33. 33. Checks and Balances • The Founding Fathers placed safe guards in the Constitution such as Checks and Balances for each of the three branches of government. • This prevent any one branch from becoming too powerful. • The system of Checks and Balances has successfully allowed each branch of government to maintain equal power
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  35. 35. Oldfield Student Senate 18
  36. 36. Oldfield Student Senate • You will all be student Senators 18
  37. 37. Oldfield Student Senate • You will all be student Senators 18
  38. 38. Oldfield Student Senate • You will all be student Senators • Each person must decide which of the issues is most important to them. Then we will begin the process of writng our bills. 18
  39. 39. Oldfield Student Senate • You will all be student Senators • Each person must decide which of the issues is most important to them. Then we will begin the process of writng our bills. - Homework - Food - Sports - Cheating - Courses - Technology 18
  40. 40. LET’S GET STARTED SENATORS 19

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