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What processes are involved before a bill becomes a law?

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August 25, 2009 3:46AM

The bill starts in Senate and a clerk puts it into a committee

based on jurisdiction. Once in a full committee it's put into a

more specific sub-committee. Then there is a public hearing before

it is finalized (passed, failed, amended or tabled[put aside to see

if something better comes along]). The Rules committee (made of

people chosen by the Speaker of the House and Majority leader.)

puts the bill on the floor and calendar's it's vote. If voted to

pass in Senate then it goes to House of Representatives. (May or

may not have another public hearing in.

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