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THE PROGRESS OF A BILL

the chamber of origin, a vote is taken to pass or
reject the bill. To pass, the bill must receive a
majority vote of the elected membership.

Second Chamber: The procedure followed is
identical with that of the chamber in which the bill
originated, except that amendments may be pro-
posed during third reading as well as at second
reading. If not amended in the second chamber,
final passage may occur without reprinting.

Consideration of Bills Originating in one Cham-
ber and Amended in the Second: If amended in the

second chamber, the bill is returned to the cham-
ber of origin for the sole purpose of permitting that
house to accept the amendments. If the chamber of
origin votes to concur with the amendments, the
bill itself is voted on as amended and action is
complete. The bill is reprinted, or enrolled, to
include the added amendments before submitting it
to the Governor.

If the chamber of origin votes to reject the
amendments, the amending chamber may be asked
to withdraw its amendments. If it refuses, either
chamber may request that a conference committee

 



 
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