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Unformatted text preview: the people. (Central Capiz v. Ramirez, G.R. No. 16197, March 12, 1920) Q: When does a bill become a law? A: 1. Approved and signed by the President 2. Presidential veto overridden by 2/3 vote of allmembers of both Houses 3. Failure of the President to veto the bill and to return it with his objections to the House where it originated, within 30 days after the date of receipt 4. A bill calling a special election for President and Vice‐President under Sec. 10. Art. VII becomes a law upon third reading and final reading Q: What are the Rules regarding the Passage of Bills? A: 1. No bill passed by either House shall become a law unless it has passed three readings on separate days. 2. Printed copies of the bill in its final form should be distributed to the Members 3 days before its passage (except when the President certifies to the necessity of its immediate enactment to meet a public calamity or emergency) 3. Upon the last reading of a bill, no amendment thereto shall be allowed. 4. The vote on the bill shall be taken immediately after the last reading of a bill. 5. The yeas and the nays shall be entered in the Journal. XPN: The certification of the President dispenses with the reading on separate days and the printing of the bill in the final form before its final approval. (Tolentino v. Secretary of Fincance, G.R.No. 115455, October 30, 1995) Note: All decrees which are not inconsistent with the Constitution remain operative until they are amended or repealed. (Guingona v. Carague, G.R. No. 94571, April 22, 1991) Q: How many readings must a bill undergo before it may become a law? A: Each bill must pass 3 readings in both Houses. ACADEMICS CHAIR: LESTER JAY ALAN E. FLORES II U N I V E R S I T Y O F S A N T O T O M A S VICE CHAIRS FOR ACADEMICS: KAREN JOY G. SABUGO & JOHN HENRY C. MENDOZA Facultad de Derecho Civil VICE CHAIR FOR ADMINISTRATION AND FINANCE: JEANELLE C. LEE VICE CHAIRS FOR LAY‐OUT AND DESIGN: EARL LOUIE M. MASACAYAN & THEENA C. MARTINEZ 37 UST GOLDEN NOTES 2...
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