How a Bill Becomes a Law (3-27-08)

How a Bill Becomes a Law (3-27-08) - I. How a Bill Becomes...

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I. How a Bill Becomes a Law A. Step 1 -- Must be introduced or sponsored in House or Senate B. Step 2 -- Bill sent to the appropriate committee C. Step 3 -- Bill is then sent to a sub-committee (within the committee) 4 things can happen at this point 1. gets passed or recommended 2. gets rejected or defeated 3. “mark it up” – gets revised or changed 4. gets shelved or “tabled” – put aside 90% of all bills die right here D. Step 4 -- Bill goes back to the full committee They finally give the bill consideration Again, 4 things can happen here 1. gets passed or recommended 2. gets rejected or defeated 3. “mark it up” – gets revised or changed 4. gets shelved or “tabled” – put aside Discharge Petition – if the majority of Congress wants the bill back after it dies, they’ll do this. This almost never happens because it would violate the rules of specialization and reciprocity E. Step 5 -- makes a difference which House you’re in House of Representatives
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This note was uploaded on 04/15/2008 for the course POLS 2311 taught by Professor Ignagni during the Spring '08 term at UT Arlington.

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How a Bill Becomes a Law (3-27-08) - I. How a Bill Becomes...

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