How is a Bill Passed Between Chambers ?


After a bill has passed one chamber, it is transmitted to the other chamber and is placed on its calendar. If the other chamber amends the bill, it comes back to the first chamber for approval. If the amendments are not approved, a conference committee may be appointed to resolve the differences. When a bill is passed by both chambers, it is then delivered to the Legislative Commissioners’ Office for engrossing and supervision of printing in its final form. A Legislative Commissioner, the Clerk of the Senate and the Clerk of the House then signs the engrossed bill, and the bill is transmitted by the Clerks to the Secretary of the State who presents it to the Governor for his approval or veto.