How a Bill Becomes a Law comic strip; Ayla McCann: Block B: SS11
I am going to send a bill to the senate chamber to get school to start later.
I'm so tired. I wish school could start in the afternoon.
Step 2 / First Reading
Hi! I'm a senator.
How a Bill becomes a Law comic strip.
Step 3 / Second Reading
Let's send it to the Senate Committee!
I think students will do a lot better in school with this new law.
I think this is a great idea!
A bill is a proposal to create a new law or to change or get rid of an existing one. It is usually made by someone who has an idea that they think should be a new law.
Step 4 / Committee Report Stage & Third Reading
Monday, 8:30 AM
If this Bill becomes a law all schools still should be in session for 6 hours.
This idea is then made into a bill and gets sent to the Senate Chamber and copies of it are given to senators.
Step 5 / House of Commons & Royal Assent
This is now a law!
At this stage the senators debate the scope of the bill. The bill usually won't be amended at this stage and if it passes a vote it will be sent to a senate committee for further review.
Lunch should be one hour long and another hour will be for flex time to catch up on homework or missing assignments and the remaining 4 hours are for the 4 classes.
When the bill is sent to the senate committee and it recommends amendments, this stage is called "The Committee Report" where the bill is considered by all 105 senators. The senators also propose further amendments and the debate focuses on those amendments. Once the third reading takes place the senators can vote on the bill & propose the amendments. Once the bill passes it is then sent to the House of Commons.
If the Senate amends the bill from the House of Commons, both chambers exchange messages until they agree on the final text of the bill. Once the bill is passed by both chambers the bill finally becomes a law when the governor general grants Royal assent which can be given in the Senate Chamber or at Rideau Hall.