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Creating Laws

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When the constuents want to create a law, the senator and the constuents then write the bill up. The bill is then passed out to all senators. A standing comittee studies the bill and the can either sned the bil back with no changes made, make changes and send it back, or they dont do anything about it. If there is no changes made when its sent back then the bill goes on the senator's calendar to vote on the bill. When it is voted on at least half of the 51 senators must vote yes in order to pass it. If the bill is passed with the senate then it is passed on to the House of Representatives. Just like in the senate they study the bill and then vote, and at least half of the represen- tatives must vote yes for it to pass. if it is passed by the Representatives, then it is passed on to the President. If the President signs the bill then it becomes a law. If the President doesnt sign the bill then as long as 2/3 of the Senators and 2/3 of the Representatives vote yes on it then it can still become a law.

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