How A Bill Becomes A Law
How A Law Begins
Laws begin as ideas. First, a representative sponsors a bill. Then it's assigned to a committee for study. If it's released by the committee, the bill is put on a calendar to be voted on, debated or amended. If the bill passes by simple majority it will move to the Senate. In the Senate, the bill is assigned to another committee. If it's released, it's debated and voted on. A simple majority (51 of 100) passes the bill.