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What happens to a bill after it has been passed or approved by the House of Representatives and the Senate?
If a bill has passed in both the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate and has been approved by the President, or if a presidential veto has been overridden, the bill becomes a law and is enforced by the government.
How does the House of Representatives introduce a bill?
Any member in the House of Representatives may introduce a bill at any time while the House is in session by simply placing it in the “hopper” at the side of the Clerk’s desk in the House Chamber. The sponsor’s signature must appear on the bill. A public bill may have an unlimited number of co-sponsoring members.
How do bills die in committee?
The committee chairperson may choose not to schedule the bill for hearing. If the bill is tabled, it may or may not come back for a vote. If it does not come back for a vote, the bill “dies”. If the committee casts a vote on the bill, the bill can be defeated or it can advance.
What happens after the bill is introduced by the Senate Secretary or General Assembly Clerk?
Terms in this set (8) The bill is introduced when the Senate Secretary or General Assembly Clerk reads the bill’s number, sponsor and title aloud during the a legislative session. After both Houses agree on the bill, it is sent to the Governor. In most cases, the bill becomes law when signed by the governor.
How does a bill go through the House of Representatives?
If a majority of the Representatives say or select yes, the bill passes in the U.S. House of Representatives. The bill is then certified by the Clerk of the House and delivered to the U.S. Senate. When a bill reaches the U.S. Senate, it goes through many of the same steps it went through in the U.S. House of Representatives.
How does a bill become law in the Senate?
Once the bill is on the Senate side, it goes through very similar steps as it did while in the House. After being sent to a committee and debated on the Senate floor, it is voted on again.
What happens after the House and Senate conference committee?
Finally, a conference committee made of House and Senate members works out any differences between the House and Senate versions of the bill. The resulting bill returns to the House and Senate for final approval.
What happens when a bill is debated in Congress?
When a bill is debated, Representatives discuss the bill and explain why they agree or disagree with it. Then, a reading clerk reads the bill section by section and the Representatives recommend changes. When all changes have been made, the bill is ready to be voted on.