By statute, state agencies must presession file bills. Legislators or legislative committees may file an unlimited number of measures within established timelines set by rule.
The path of a bill, from the time it is just an idea to the time it arrives at the Governor's desk for approval, may follow a path with many detours. In order for a bill to become law, it must be passed by both Chambers in the identical form. A bill may be introduced in either the Senate or the House with the exception of revenue bills which must originate in the House. This is achieved through the following step-by-step process, using the House of Representatives, for example, as the house of origin.
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How an Idea Becomes Law is available on the Citizen Engagement page.
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