what are amendments in law?
an idea for a new law would likely be a proposed amendment and a change to an old law would be an amendment. Sometimes you will also see the phrase, "as revised". But essentially these are either proposed amendments or amendments. A new law that completely does away with the old law is called being repealed.
The quick and dirty answer? The People, if you are talking about amendments to the US Constitution. Amendments might be written by anyone, but they don't become law until The People ratify them. There are no governmental over-rides to amendments that The People make. No judge, no legislator or act of congress, no president has any veto power whatsoever.
Yes. Public Laws are never Amendments to the US Constitution. Congress passes those separately. Then they must go to the individual state legislatures for ratification. However, sometimes a bill will be filed and while the congressman that files the bill awaits a vote, amendments are offered to amend the original bill. In this case, the amendments are voted on first. Then the original bill plus amendments that have passed, if any, is voted on. If…