11 - The Passage of a Bill Through Parliament: A bill goes...

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The Passage of a Bill Through Parliament: A bill goes through various stages before it becomes law. These are outlined below: Introduction: A bill is introduced into either house of Parliament (except money/appropriation bills, which must be introduced into the Lower House.) Initiation in 1 st House: The member of parliament responsible for the bill will give notice of their intention to present a bill. First Reading: The long title of the bill is read out by the Clerk. This sets out in very broad terms the purpose or scope of the bill. Second Reading: In LH must begin with a Statement of Compatibility – stating whether the bill is compatible with the Victorian Charter of Human Rights + Responsibilities. The relevant member introducing the bill makes a speech outlining the purpose & function of the bill, called the second reading speech. (Speeches are recorded in Hansard and may be consulted by judges who later must interpret legislation).
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This note was uploaded on 12/21/2011 for the course POL 13 taught by Professor Mrssmith during the Three '08 term at South Australia.

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