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Created with Fabric.js 1.4.5 How a BIll Becomes a Law Step 10 Step 1 Step 3 Step 5 Step 6 Step 8 2nd Reading Sent tootherchambersteps 1-7 double click to change this header text! Step 9 Step 2 1st Reading Sending to Standing Committee If committee dislikes it theykill the bill. If the committeelikes the bill they send it to the House with a recommendationto pass it. 3 main optionshave witha bill After the subcommittee completes its work, thecommittee votes to approve and report thebill with amendments, make further amendments,and table the bill and takeno more action to it. Step 4 RulesCommittee Establishes the limits for debateand amendmentof the bill. Elementsthat can determinethe bills outcome. Bill has been introducedto the House and Senate.Bill is read and gets a number. Speaker thensend the bill to committee. Sent toPresident 1: Sign the bill, which makesits law.2: Veto the bill and return itto Congress3: Refuse to take any action,after ten days, the billbecomes law withoutthe Presidents signatureif less than ten days are left in the Congressional term,"pocket veto" the bill by not signing it. Step 7 Speaker decides whenthe House will debatethe bill. General debateover the bill begins.After debate, the bill agesto the amending phase.The house then votes onif the bill will pass or fail. ConferenceCommittee Vote on bill 3rd Reading Scheduling of bills in thesenate is determine bythe parties leadership.Senate has debateover bill and makesamendments if necessary. Senate then votes to pass or fail bill. Senate conducts a rollcall vote to determine ifthe bill passes or fails.Each senator is askedto state aloud his or hervote on the bill. Once the bill has gone through the House oforigin, it is sent to theother chamber and repeats steps 1-7. If House and Senate versionsof a bill differ, the two chambersform a conference committeeto resolve the discrepancies.
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