Process of a Bill

AuthorSusan Barker, Erica Anderson
appendix three
Process of a Bi
Pre-legislative Stages
Policy proposal is considered in Cabinet commiee
Memorandum to Cabinet is draed
If approved by Cabinet, legislation is draed and introduced in
First Reading
Bi is introduced in the House or Senate
Bi is printed
Second Reading
Principle of the bi is debated in the same House as it was introduced
House may decide to refer the bi to commiee for further study
Consideration in Committee
Bi is referred to a commiee and examined by commiee members
Commiee may:
Ca witnesses to provide information on the bi
Receive wrien submission from the public on the bi
Examine a bi clause by clause

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