What processes are involved before a bill becomes a law?
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.