How laws are made at the state level

How laws are made at the state level

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  • If these trucks could travel during the night, it would cause less traffic during the day
  • lets allow cargo vehicles to travel at night when transporting and delivering cargo to international ports
  • Torbett and Presnell sponsor house bill 95
  • We Approve!
  • Drafting of a Bill: The legislative Services Commissions Bill Drafting Division drafts bills at the request of members of the General Assembly
  • To authorize permitted oversized or overweight vehicles to travel after sunset when transporting and delivering cargo, containers, or other equipment, to or from international ports
  • The sponsors are Torbett and Presnell for house bill 95
  • Introduction of a Bill: Only a member of the General Assembly may introduce a bill, its presented to the General Assembly for its consideration
  • The bill is ready to be enrolled and signed into law
  • Reference to a Committee: when a bill is introduced, the chair of the rules and operations of the senate committee for senate bills and the Speaker of the house of representatives
  • House bill 95 has been ratified! We now have a new local law!
  • Consideration by first and second house: the Chair will recognize the sponsor of the bill or the chair of the committee which recommended the bill of passage, they will explain the bill. If favorable, the bill is said to have passed its second reading & moves to the final reading. After passing the third, it is sent to the other house where it goes through the same process as in the first house
  • its passed! onto final reading!
  • Concurrence in Amendments: The second house will make any changes in a bill that was passed by the house in which the bill originated, the two houses will vote on the recommended text, the bill is defeated
  • Enrollment, Ratification, and Publication: after a bill passes both houses, it is enrolled. After it has gotten both signatures it is ratified, local laws become a law at that point.
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