Bill to Law
Zabrina and Emily
Steps one through four.
Anyone can right a bill,but only a member of the General Assembly may introduce a bill.
Step Two: Introduce the Bill
A member of the house or senate introduces the bill. This is called the first reading.
Step Three: Refer to Committee
The bill is assigned to a committee. It is studied revised and then recommended for the consideration by all members of the house or senate
Step Four: Debate
Legislators debate the bill. After the debate, Legislators vote, and if a majority votes for the bill, the bill has passed its second reading. The Bill then moves to its third and final reading, which may include more debate.
steps five to seven
If the bill is passed by one legislative body it is introduced into the other house where the same process is repeated
Step six: Conference committee
If the second house amends the then the differences between the two versions must be reconciled in a conference committee
Step Seven: Boll Singing by Both Houses
After a bill passes both houses a revised copy reflecthing allchanges and amendments is signed by the speaker of the house and the president pro tempore anf the sentate