Bills and laws begin as ideas. Representatives or citizens come up with ideas and write them down as a bill.
A representative then has to be proposed and get support from other representatives.
The bill is then introduced and placed in a box on the clerk’s desk. The clerk then assigns it a number and reads the bill to the representatives. The speaker of the house sends the bill to the house committees, a group of representatives or senators.
The bill then goes to the committee and the committee reviews the bill and sends it to the house floor. Then it is ready to be debated by the House of Representatives.
The bill is debated and the representatives talk about the bill and say why they do or don’t agree with the bill. The clerk reads sections of the bills and the representatives suggest changes to them. When they are done changing the bill then it can be voted on.
The bill then gets voted on. There are three ways that a bill can be voted by.