How a Bill becomes a Law

writingIn both state and national levels, laws have to go through a scrupulous process in order to be passed. A law first starts out as a bill, and goes through a set of steps to become that law that we know today. Here in this article we will show you the process it takes in order for a bill to finally become a law.

A bill originally starts as just an idea of a congressmen or senator. This idea must be sponsored by other members of the senate in order to be addressed on the floor of the house or the senate. Once there are sponsors for the bill, it is time to address the issue to the fellow members of the house or senate committee. This is where filibusterers, media attention, and rallying come into place. The more notice that a bill can get, the more likely it is for congressmen and senators to want to vote on it. This will allow for an issue to become a hot ticket item.

Once the bill has been addressed in congress or the senate, it becomes time to vote on the issue. It takes a majority to pass a bill into office. Without this majority, the bill will not become a law, and it must be introduced later to be voted on a different time. This allows a bill multiple times to be attempted to pass into a law. Finally, a president has to sign off on a bill to make it a law. The president also has the power to veto a bill, even if it has the full majority vote.