Historyhow a bill is passed in WA state
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A bill Is introduced into the senate or house of representatives by a member
It is referred to a committee for a hearing. The committee studies the bill and may hold public hearings on it. It can then
The committee report on the passed bill is read in open session of the House or Senate, and the bill is then referred to the Rules Committee.
The Rules Committee can either place the bill on the second reading calendar for debate before the entire body, or take no action.
At the second reading, a bill is subject to debate and amendment before being placed on the third reading calendar for final passage.









 
The governor signs the bill into law or may veto all or part of it. If the governor fails to act on the bill, it may become law without a signature.
.If amendments are made in the other house, the first house must approve the changes.
When the bill is accepted in both houses, it is signed by the respective leaders and sent to the governor
After passing one house, the bill goes through the same procedure in the other house.