Birth of a Law

Birth of a Law - 5.02 How a Bill Becomes a Law Part I Chart...

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5.02 – How a Bill Becomes a Law Part I – Chart 1. Bill proposed at the Senate (S.) or House of Representatives (H.R.), by placing it in a box (hopper) or giving it to the Clerk. 2. Bill assigned to a committee – could be put aside and forgotten about (tabling), recommended to pass (reporting out), or recommended to pass with revisions. 3. Bill goes on calendar, then to a committee (House Rules Committee in H.R.) that determines discussion limits, etc. 4. Bill is then discussed and considered, amended, and voted on by the House or Senate, depending on where it originated. 5. Bill then goes to the opposite camera (Senate if bill originated in H.R., H.R. if bill originated in Senate) after being recognized by one of the members of the opposing camera. 6. Bill assigned to one of this new camera’s committees; once again, the bill can be tabled, reported out, or reported out with revisions. 7.
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This note was uploaded on 06/26/2008 for the course PSCI 130-001 taught by Professor Diiulio during the Fall '08 term at UPenn.

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