Ch2 PP3 Where Law Comes From (Legislative Branch) Part 2 (3.3.08)

Ch2 PP3 Where Law Comes From (Legislative Branch) Part 2 (3.3.08)

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Unformatted text preview: PP3. PART 2: LEGISLATIVE BRANCH (STATUTES, LEGISLATURES & LEGISLATORS) Ch. 2 Where the Law Comes From Hearings held Idea Legislator pursues Draft bill Bill filed Bill referred to Committee Publication Recommendations Made: favorable, favorable with changes, unfavorable If recommendation is favorable Bill goes on chamber calendar If passed, sent to other chamber Conference Committee? When both Chambers agree Sent to Governor to be signed Two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber can Two-thirds vote in each legislative chamber can override the veto and make the Bill into law (i.e., override the veto and make the Bill into law (i.e., a statute) a statute) If the Governor (President) vetoes the Bill Lets Take A More Detailed Lets Take A More Detailed Look at the Committee Look at the Committee Process Process Committees Committees The heart of the legislative process Both the Senate and House of Representatives have committees, subcommittees, etc., to help them carry out their functions Senate or House of Rep. Committee Committee Subcommittee Subcommittee Committee members Are appointed through informal politics and formal procedures Become spets on particular topics by serving on these committees Committees do what the full legislature can not Committees do what the full legislature can not do well: do well: Closely study a bill Closely study a bill Hear from the legislator who Hear from the legislator who introduced the bill, and other introduced the bill, and other interested parties interested parties Hear relevant witnesses Hear relevant witnesses and review records and review records Use the legislatures research Use the legislatures research capabilities to analyze the situation capabilities to analyze the situation locally and nationally locally and nationally...
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This note was uploaded on 04/03/2008 for the course PSYC 277 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '07 term at University of Arizona- Tucson.

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Ch2 PP3 Where Law Comes From (Legislative Branch) Part 2 (3.3.08)

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