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How a Bill Becomes a Law. Student Copy. Bill - a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not yet been passed, enacted or adopted. A Bill v. A Law. Law - a bill or act passed by a legislative body. A Bill v. A Law. Step 1: An Idea for a Bill. Sources:.

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    1. How a Bill Becomes a Law Student Copy

    2. Bill- a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not yet been passed, enacted or adopted A Bill v. A Law

    3. Law- a bill or act passed by a legislative body A Bill v. A Law

    4. Step 1: An Idea for a Bill Sources: Member(s) of Congress Private Citizen Interest Group Federal Agency White House Governor(s) Mayor(s)

    5. House: Bill dropped in hopper Referred to committee by the Speaker, Given HR # Senate: Bill formally read aloud on floor Bill then given to clerk given an SR # referred to a committee Step 2: Writing & Introduction of Bill Sen. Smith introduces bill on the Senate floor ~ Mr. Smith Goes to Washington

    6. Step 3: Committee Action • House & Senate committees conduct public hearings • Experts testify • Mark changes to bills • Committee vote: report favorably, unfavorably, or table bill House Armed Services Committee

    7. Step 4a: Floor Action - House • Rules Committee schedules bills on calendar & decides whether amendments may be added • Limited debate • Floor vote: Recorded, Standing, Voice

    8. Step 5: Approved Bill Crosses Over to Other House • Bill will be passed by a simple majority in each house

    9. Step 6: Conference Committee • The two forms of the bill are combined by a committee made up of Senators and Representatives to make one bill. Senate-House Conference Committee works out details of the 2003 Healthy Forest Restoration Act

    10. Step 7: Both Chambers Vote on Final Version of the Bill

    11. Step 8: President Considers Bill President can: • sign the bill into law • veto bill • pocket veto Note: Congress can override veto with 2/3 vote in each house; only 4% of vetos have been overriden

    12. Step 9: Congressional Override • Congress must have a 2/3 majority vote to override the Presidents’ veto. • Note: Congress can override veto with 2/3 vote in each house; only 4% of vetoes have been overridden

    13. Critical Thinking: Fact: About 5,000 bills are introduced in Congress every year, but only about 150 are signed into law. Explain why so few bills become law. Is that a good thing or a bad thing? Should the legislative process in Congress be reformed? If yes, what changes would you recommend? If not, why not?