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Us Laws Essay

  • Submitted by: jayeg1980
  • on December 4, 2011
  • Category: Miscellaneous
  • Length: 703 words

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Below is an essay on "Us Laws" from Anti Essays, your source for research papers, essays, and term paper examples.

In the United States many different laws are put into place each year. Some of these laws that we abide by can take years to pass and be put into law. Although passing laws may look like it is easy the fact is it is not. Many laws can start out by a idea or a petition. The basic process of converting an idea into a bill and eventually into a law requires many steps. The first step in this process is that someone has to initiate the process and in which it could be a neighbor, friend or even yourself. In order to do this you would need to justify the need for creating such a law. This could be through a petition signed by other concerned citizens such as yourself to support your idea. You would need enough signatures to demand a hearing with your local elected officials such as a Congressman or woman or a Senator. At this hearing you will be given the opportunity to talk about your idea and stress the importance of your idea to be made into a law. If the person you are talking to about your idea is not convinced your push for this new law can end as quick as it started. If the person does find your idea to be a good one they will take your idea to the next level. The second part of this process usually requires   your Congressman or Senator to lobby for this bill in various Congressional committees to see if your idea is passable. This can be long and tedious process because every would-be bill has to be vetted by the various appropriations committees before it moves further. If your idea or petition passes this stage then it will move on to House of Representative for debate. After the debate a vote is taken and if   the vote is not in favor then the bill is dropped and your idea is usually forgotten at this stage. If the vote is in favor of passing this idea it will then go to The Senate for another debate and vote. If the Senate does not vote in favor then it comes back to the House of Representatives for revision. If the Senate approves the bill with a passing...

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