How a Bill Becomes a Law
Through this self study assignment, you will learn how a bill becomes a law. You will take part in the step by step process that a bill follows in its trip through legislative and executive decision making. When you complete the scenario for this bill, you will then need to use the information you have learned to organize the steps for other pieces of legislation that are included as quizzes at the end of this exercise. You will have mastered the information included in this assignment when you can correctly complete the exercises for how other bills become law. This process will be an important part of the Unit II exam.
- Try to anticipate the answer to each question before moving from one step to the next.
- Draw a picture of the process as a flow sheet as you proceed through the scenario for how a bill becomes a law.
- After you go through the steps of the scenario the first time, do it again before you attempt to complete the quizzes at the end. The second time through, be sure that you answer the question at the end of each screen before moving on to the next.
Have fun. While this is a hypothetical bill, this is really the process that legislation goes through as it proceeds through the legislative and executive branches. Perhaps it is a wonder that any legislation is actually made each session.