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Leglislative Question

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Post by stash » Tue Mar 29, 2011 7:57 am

If a bill is filed in the house and subsequently is voted on and passes in the house, does the bill have to have a companion bill in the senate (and passes in the senate) before it becomes law? At this point in the session is it to late to file a bill in the senate? Just trying to clear these two points up in my mind. Thanks,Stan
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Re: Leglislative Question

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Post by RPB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:20 am

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After a bill has been read a third time, a vote is taken for final passage. If the bill receives a simple majority vote, it is considered passed, and the chief clerk of the house or the secretary of the senate, as appropriate, certifies the bill’s final passage, noting on it the date of its passage and the vote by which it passed. When the bill is passed in the originating chamber, the bill is engrossed (all corrections and amendments are incorporated into it), and an exact and accurate copy of the engrossed bill is prepared and sent to the opposite chamber for consideration.
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Return of a bill to the originating chamber

After a bill has passed through committee deliberation and three readings in the opposite chamber, the bill is sent back to the originating chamber. A new copy of the bill is not prepared; rather, any amendments are simply attached to the bill. If no amendments were adopted by the second chamber, the bill is enrolled (prepared for signing). The enrolled bill then is signed by both presiding officers in the presence of their respective chambers and sent to the governor. Any bill making an appropriation must be sent to the comptroller of public accounts for certification before going to the governor.

When a bill that has been amended by the opposite chamber is returned to the originating chamber, the originating chamber must concur with all of the amendments made by the opposite chamber before the bill can be enrolled. If the originating chamber does not concur with some or all of the opposite chamber’s amendments, it may request the appointment of a conference committee to resolve the differences between the house and senate versions of the bill.
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Re: Leglislative Question

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Post by RPB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:23 am

Would be nice if they posted a "flow chart" with the various branches/contingency paths ... if/then ... if not/then ...
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Post by hirundo82 » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:26 am

RPB wrote:Would be nice if they posted a "flow chart" with the various branches/contingency paths ... if/then ... if not/then ...
Here you go.
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Post by stash » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:31 am

Appreciate the quick responses. That flow chart does make it clear. Stan
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Post by RPB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:32 am

hirundo82 wrote:
RPB wrote:Would be nice if they posted a "flow chart" with the various branches/contingency paths ... if/then ... if not/then ...
Here you go.
Thank you :tiphat:
With all the steps/obstacles/potential amendments/minimum 2 committees, etc, I'm always amazed any new law gets passed .... ever.
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Post by sjfcontrol » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:35 am

RPB wrote:
hirundo82 wrote:
RPB wrote:Would be nice if they posted a "flow chart" with the various branches/contingency paths ... if/then ... if not/then ...
Here you go.
Thank you :tiphat:
With all the steps/obstacles/potential amendments etc, I'm always amazed any new law gets passed .... ever.
It may not seem so when you want something passed, but that's a GOOD thing! :tiphat:
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Re: Leglislative Question

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Post by RPB » Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:40 am

"rlol" true, but I'm always amazed ONE committee ever gets anything done, so two or three ...
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