how does a bill become a law in North Carolina's general assembly

how does a bill become a law in North Carolina's general assembly
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  • A concerned citizen emailed Representative McElfreft about truck drivers not being allowed to transport goods to and from international ports after sunset. Representative McEflreft discusses this idea with the bill writing committee and they draft this up in legal language. 
  • The speaker of the house of representatives for house bills name a committee to which the bill will be assigned for careful study and recommendation. if the committee approves the bill, it reports this fact and the bill is placed on the calendar, the daily schedule of business-for consideration by the full membership of th body
  • a person will explain the bill,and then any member who wishes to speak for or against the bill will be heard. sometimes there is a lengthy and heated debate; sometimes there is virtually no debate at all, after the bill passed its third readingin the house in which it was introduced,it is  sent to the other house , where it goes through the same process as in the first house -that is ,it is referred to committee,and if approved, is debated and voted on at the second and third readings on the floor
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