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  • Clerk And The Bill Advances To Second
    481 words
    A delegate or senator has an idea for a bill, usually from a constituent. He or she presents the idea to the Division of Legislative Services and requests that it be drafted into a bill. The bill is signed by the patron, introduced, and printed. The bill is referred to an appropriate committee. The members of the committee consider the bill and decide what action to take. This is when the public may speak. First Reading: The bill title is printed in the Calendar or is read by the Clerk, and the ...
  • Bill Through The Stages
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    Parliament, as the sovereign lawmaking body is one source of law. It makes legislation via passing bills to make laws that abide by social cohesion and maintain social progress, such as sanctions imposed for murder under the Criminal Law Consolidation Act SA. A political party affiliates it's self with specific views and moral and promises to initiate or support certain legislation's to its supporters. When candidates become members of either the Senate or House of Representatives they are moral...
  • Goes Against The Fifth Amendment
    767 words
    The Patriot Act The Patriot Act is a bill that was passed in the wake of 9/11/01. Not even two months after the horrific event which we all know as 911, the bill was passed with great haste and secrecy. The bill was passed on October 26, 2001. The bill was passed to raise the security of the country. Sadly many speculate that most of the members in congress did not even read the 342 page bill. Within a matter of days the executive branch with its new powers began to initiate many new executive o...
  • Beginnings The Copyright Amendment Bill
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    Unlike much copyright law which struggles to inspire the imagination, this legislation is of particular interest and significance as it aims to set the ground rules, the rights, for our emerging knowledge economy, a central tenet of current political discourse and, I hope, a common vision for Australia. It is the potential of these rights, coupled with the ubiquity of the application of these new rights with technological innovations, which has captured the attention of so many interests. Of cou...
  • Bill Of Rights And The First Amendment
    653 words
    How many rights do you have You should check, because it might not be as many as you think. Some people are not concerned that the police can execute a search warrant without knocking, set up roadblocks, and interrogate innocent citizens. Nor are they concerned when a drug dealer receives a life sentence for selling a quarter gram of cocaine for $20 (Bailey). When you combine current events with the widespread need of people to fit into society, we should all be concerned. The Bill of Rights, wh...
  • Bill Sentence By Sentence To The House
    493 words
    When a Senator or a Representative introduces a bill, he or she sends it to the clerk of his or her house, who gives it a number and title. This is the first reading, and the bill is referred to the proper committee. The committee may decide the bill is unwise or unnecessary and table it, then killing it at once. Or it may decide the bill is worthwhile and hold hearings to listen to facts and opinions presented by experts and or other interested persons. After members of the committee have debat...

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