Bill to Law - Lecture and Quiz - POLITICAL SCIENCE 1113 NOTES CONGRESS How a Bill Becomes Law Professor D GLENCROSS I HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW A B C

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I. HOW A BILL BECOMES A LAW A. 2 TYPES OF BILLS 1. Public - matters pertaining to everyone 2. Private - certain named individuals only--such as foreign citizens. B. RESOLUTIONS 1. Are passed by either house. 2. Do not have the effect of law--unless they are Joint Resolutions which are signed by the President. 3. Joint Resolutions. Passed by both houses. Have the effect of law if signed by the President. 4. Concurrent Resolutions. Never become law, the President never signs these and they deal with changes in Senate or House rules of operation or ceremonial statements - "Dana Glencross Day." C. INTRODUCTION OF BILLS 1. House . Bills are handed to the clerk of the House or dropped into a hopper at the clerk's desk. The clerk assigns them a number and prefix. House bills prefix is "HB." Senate bills prefix is "S." 2. Senate . The Senate member wanting to introduce a bill must be present on the floor of the Senate, be recognized by the presiding officer of the Senate, and read his bill in its entirety before Senate members. 3. After bills are introduced, the Speaker or the Senate Pro Tem assigns bills to a committee (unless this process is interrupted as outlined below). D. TYPES OF COMMITTEES POLITICAL SCIENCE 1113 NOTES - CONGRESS How a Bill Becomes Law Professor: D. GLENCROSS
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