Bill to Law
By: Mikayla and Allison
The committee can pass the bill, mark up a bill with changes and suggest that it be passed, replace the original bill with a new bill, ignore the bill and let it die, or kill the bill outright by majority vote.
Debating a Bill
The House accepts only amendments acceptable to the bill. The Senate, however, allows completely unrelated amendments to be tacked onto the bill.
Rules of Debate
Voting on a Bill
The only difference when voting in the Senate is that there can be a roll-call vote. In a roll-call vote, senators respond "aye" or "no" as their names are called.
If a bill passes in one house, it is sent to the other. If neither of the Houses reject a bill, it dies. Both houses must pass the bill in identical form before it becomes a law.