Chapter 12: Additional Information

How a Bill Becomes a Law
House: The bill is introduced and assigned to a committee and and subcommittee
Senate: The bill is introduced and assigned to a committee and and subcommittee
Subcommitee: Studies, revises, and approves bills
Subcommitee: Studies, revises, and approves bills
Committee: Amends, rewrites then approves or kills the bill
Committee: Amends, rewrites then approves or kills the bill
Rules Committee: issues a rule on how the bill will be debated on the house floor
Leadership: senate leaders of both parties schedule senate debate on the bill
Full House: Vote is taken, if the bill that passes is different than the version in the senate it is passed to the Conference Committee
Full Senate: if the bill that passes is different than the version that passes in the house it is passed to the Conference Committee
Conference Committee: takes the two bills and makes compromises. Then the bill is returned for another vote in both houses
Conference Committee: takes the two bills and makes compromises. Then the bill is returned for another vote in both houses
Full House: House votes on conference committee amendments
Full Senate: Senate votes on conference committee amendments
President signs or vetos the bill. Veto can be overriden by 2/3 vote in both house and senate
President signs or vetos the bill. Veto can be overriden by 2/3 vote in both house and senate
BILL BECOMES LAW
BILL BECOMES LAW