A bill is written, given a bill number and introduced in either the House or the Senate.
The bill is assigned to a committee who is in charge of the topic or issue area.
THE 5 BASIC STEPS IN THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS
The committee meets and may review the bill, hold a public hearing on the bill, make any necessary changes to the bill and then vote on whether or not to approve the bill and send it to other committees for further review.
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