PoliticsHow A Bill Becomes A Law
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The bill is introduced by a member of the Senate.
 
The committee rejects the bill.
 
 









 
The bill is referred to the committee for a hearing.
The committee passes the bill.
The committee's decision is presented to the Senate or the House of Representatives.
The bill is referred to the Rules Committee for a hearing.









The bill is introduced by a member or the House of Representatives.
 
The committee decides to take no action on the bill.
 
The Rules Committee schedules a second hearing for the bill.









 
 
 
 
The bill is scheduled for a third hearing for final passage.









The governor approves and signs the bill into law.
The bill is accepted by both houses and signed. The bill then goes to the governor.
Both houses approve the changes made.
The bill must pass through the same procedure through the other House.
The bill is approved by the Senate or House of Representatives.









The governor vetoes the bill.
the governor fails to act on the bill and it is passed into law without signature.