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  How a Bill Becomes Law
Bills enter the legislative process either through the House of Delegates or the Senate, but to become laws, bills must pass both chambers and avoid a governor’s veto.
After the bill is numbered, the President of the Senate or the Speaker of the House of Delegates assigns the bill to a committee or committees to be considered.
Some bills “die in committee”, meaning the committee did not have enough time to take up the issue or the committee members decided the bill should not be recommended to the full membership for action.
www.legis.state.wv.us /Educational/Bill_Becomes_Law/Bill_Becomes_Law.cfm   (1117 words)

  Bill (proposed law) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent.
Bills relating to these matters may not be introduced or discussed in parliament without the Monarch's permission; in effect, this means that such bills cannot be introduced without the permission of the government of the day.
Depending on the type of bill, either a simple majority or a supermajority of either 60 percent or 2/3 is needed for the bill to pass the chamber.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill_(proposed_law)   (1011 words)

 "Bill" Defined
Most legislative proposals before Congress are in the form of bills and are designated by HR in the House of Representatives or S in the Senate, according to the house in which they originate, and by a number assigned in the order in which they are introduced during the two-year period of a congressional term.
Bills Praying the decree or order of the court, touching some right claimed by the party exhibiting the bill, in opposition to some right, real or supposed, claimed by the party against whom the bill is exhibited, or touching some wrong done in violation of the plaintiff's right.
A bill of certiorari, is one praying the writ of certiorari to remove a cause from an inferior court of equity.
www.lectlaw.com /def/b030.htm   (2711 words)

 Bill: Facts and details from Encyclopedia Topic   (Site not responding. Last check: )
A banknote (more commonly known as a bill in the united states and canada) is a kind of currency, issued as legal tender....
A bill of lading is a document issued by a carrier acknowledging the receipt of specified goods for conveyance to a particular named place, setting forth the contract...
William griffith wilson (commonly known as bill wilson or "bill w."), was a co-founder of the self-help group alcoholics anonymous....
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/b/bi/bill.htm   (681 words)

 Media Alert | December 8, 2005 | Proposed Law Endangers Refugees
The bill, called the “Border Protection, Antiterrorism, and Illegal Immigration Control Act of 2005” (HR 4437), is being moved quickly through the House and may be voted on next week.
Under the bill, an asylum seeker could be denied release from immigration jail on parole even though he satisfies the release criteria, simply because there are available spaces in immigration detention.
Under the bill, asylum seekers and others will not be allowed to have their cases reviewed by federal courts unless they first make a “substantial showing” that their appeal is likely to be granted.
www.humanrightsfirst.org /media/2005_alerts/asy_1208_bill.htm   (309 words)

 Bill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Bill of lading, issued by a carrier receiving goods for transport
William, Bill is a short form of William
bill (band), Indie pop, trio from San Diego California who pre-released their first full-length album Birthday Suit for free to the podcast comunity.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Bill   (247 words)

 Ben's Guide (3-5): How Laws Are Made
He and his staff write a bill, which is a draft (early version) of the proposed law.
The bill goes to a House committee, which studies the bill, and then is voted on by the representatives.
If the bill is passed in both the Senate and House, the bill goes to the President of the United States.
bensguide.gpo.gov /3-5/lawmaking/example.html   (317 words)

 Reference for Bill (proposed law) - Search.com
Once a bill has become law, it is thereafter an act; but in popular usage (or even in moments of scholarly imprecision) the two terms are often treated interchangeably.
Bills like the Patriot Act are hundreds of pages long and are passed without copies being made available to even the legislators who are going to vote on the bill.
Because of this, Downsize DC has proposed legislation called the Read the Bills Act to require each house of Congress, in the presence of a quorum, to read any bill that they vote yes on.
www.search.com /reference/Bill_(proposed_law)   (947 words)

 Bill (proposed law)
A bill is a proposed new law introduced within a legislature that has not been ratified, adopted, or received assent.
Note that the concept of hybrid bills is not widely recognised outside the United Kingdom (in particular, it is expressly not recognised in Canada).
In parliamentary systems this is normally a formality (since the executive is under the de facto control of the legislature), although in rare cases assent may be refused or reserved.
www.jgames.co.uk /title/Bill_(proposed_law)   (481 words)

 InformationWeek | Intellectual Property | Bill Aims To Scale Back Controversial Copyright Act | May 12, 2004
A proposed law would let consumers technologically circumvent copy-protection schemes for fair use, but Hollywood and the music industry say the bill would create a license to hack and steal legally protected creative works.
Lawrence Lessig, a professor of law at Stanford Law School, said the proposed law is a good first step toward striking a balance between the concerns of copyright holders and the right of consumers to make legal copies for fair use.
She also said the bill would make it possible for foreign-language teachers to bypass copy protection for digital works bought overseas to be played on electronic devices purchased in the United States.
www.informationweek.com /story/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=20300683   (855 words)

 Local Law Enforcement Officials Endorse Proposed Anti-Terrorism Bill
The bill defines a weapon of mass destruction as anything that causes widespread illness or injury, or that damages existing food supplies, water sources, crops, animal stock or public national resources.
Hertzberg said the new bill is a follow-up to his 1999 bill that was co-authored by Assemblyman Richard Alarcon, D-Los Angeles, after a series of anthrax threats forced the evacuation and temporary closure of several public buildings in the San Fernando Valley.
The proposed law will allow the nearly 23,000 law enforcement officers in the county and the 1,100 county prosecutors to deal with potential terrorists on a local level.
www.metnews.com /articles/terr012802.htm   (589 words)

 Malaysia: An ambitious start toward the formulation of a Biosafety Law
The proposed bill needs a lot more work before it can be a piece of legislation that protects the environment and human health while encouraging biotech development in the country, writes See Yee Ai.
While the drafters assert that the bill attempts to balance the views and interests of all stakeholders, research institutions and industry players feel that the bill is over-cautious and does not take into account the complexity of implementing such far-reaching legislation.
Together with the financial security and the proposed liability clause, a stiff penalty that is inconsistent with other comparative laws may lead investors to perceive these biotech-specific penalties as a disincentive to investment.
www.biotech-info.net /ambitious_start.html   (1598 words)

 SB 96 Senate Bill - INTRODUCED   (Site not responding. Last check: )
BILL NUMBER: SB 96 INTRODUCED BILL TEXT INTRODUCED BY Senator Murray JANUARY 14, 2005 An act to add Section 653.15 to the Penal Code, relating to crime.
Existing federal law generally gives the owner of the copyright the right to reproduce the work and the right to distribute copies of the work to the public.
This bill would provide that no reimbursement is required by this act for a specified reason.
info.sen.ca.gov /pub/bill/sen/sb_0051-0100/sb_96_bill_20050114_introduced.html   (358 words)

 Proposed Homeschool Law in Pennsylvania -- House Bill 2560 -- Date 2002
The homeschooling law of 1988 in the state of Pennsylvania was not, and is not, a perfect document.
That’s the very reason why independent, state recognized diploma programs should be encouraged and protected -- because they are believable, and by virtue of state recognition incorporate education “equivalent” to the high school programs.
I am all for a freer law in Pennsylvania -- but not at the expense of accountability.
www.pahomeschoolers.com /newsletter/issue80f.htm   (643 words)

 POLITICS-KENYA: Activists Voice Concern Over Anti-Terror Bill
Parliament is currently examining the proposed law, which was published in April this year.
Activists say the proposed law is flawed, as it gives officials the power to detain suspects without trial - and confiscate their assets.
Human rights workers claim the law would also enable terror suspects to be extradited to other countries without the legal safeguards that normally apply in these situations.
www.ipsnews.net /interna.asp?idnews=21334   (750 words)

 Alex Jones Presents Infowars.com to Fight the New World Order --Governor's Proposed Homeland Security Bill Under Fire   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The bill, which Carcieri introduced last week, also resurrects World War I-era laws that make it illegal to "speak, utter, or print'' statements in support of anarchy; speak in favor of overthrowing the government; or to display "any flag or emblem other than the flag of the United States'' as symbolic of the U.S. government.
The governor's bill defines terrorism as "a violent act or an act dangerous to human life'' that is "intended to: intimidate or coerce a civilian population; influence the policy of a unit of government by intimidation or coercion; or affect the conduct of a unit of government by murder, assassination, kidnapping or aircraft piracy.''
Carcieri prepared the bill as part of his legislative agenda in an effort to strengthen the state's anti-terrorism laws following the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks on America.
www.infowars.com /print/ps/RI_Governor.htm   (1095 words)

 ZNet |India | The Law For Food Facism: The Proposed Food Safety & Standards Bill, 2005
While Toxic and GM foods need stricter laws, local, natural processing in small dhabas, small outlets cannot be subjected to industrial regulation, both because they are not a source of toxic threat and because they are not centralized producers needing centralized regulation.
One law for all food systems is a law that privileges large-scale industrial commercial establishments and discriminates and criminalizes the small, the local, the diverse.
That is why the proposed law is obsolete – it fails to take into account the diseases related to industrial food processing which are creating ill health and should be treated as unsafe.
www.zmag.org /content/showarticle.cfm?SectionID=66&ItemID=7289   (4617 words)

 Provincial Legislation - Natural Heritage Act
The full text of the Environmental Law Centre review and recommendations regarding Bill 15 can be obtained from the Centre by phoning 1-800-661-4238 or by contacting them by e-mail at elc@web.net.
Tremendous public opposition to the proposed Natural Heritage Act in the form of letters, phone calls and petitions was a major reason the government did not pass Bill 15 in the spring sitting of the Legislature.
It is two steps away from becoming law; all that is needed is third reading followed by the proclamation of the bill.
raysweb.net /sp2000/awa   (488 words)

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The proposed law would also potentially subject people to enormous federal sentences if some of their guests smoked marijuana at their party or barbecue.
If the bill becomes law, property owners may be too afraid to rent or lease their property to groups holding hemp festivals or putting on all-night dance parties, effectively stifling free speech and banning raves and other musical events.
The bill also effectively makes it a federal crime to rent property to medical marijuana patients and their caregivers, giving the federal government a new weapon in its war on AIDS and cancer patients who use marijuana to relieve their suffering.
www.stallman.org /extra/billS2633.html   (799 words)

 Wired News: False Domain Info May Mean Jail
They also hope the bill will curb malicious spammers and prevent the registration of domain names that are knockoffs or misspellings (such as www.wirred.com) of legitimate companies.
The law does not, however, make it illegal to provide false information to domain registrars, though the agreement between registrars and the Internet's regulatory body, the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, does require them to verify identification.
He added that the law is not intended to curb free speech and suggested that anyone who wishes to register a domain pseudonymously should register using a proxy service, such as the ones offered by Go Daddy Software, among others.
www.wired.com /news/politics/0,1283,62198,00.html?tw=wn_tophead_1   (978 words)

 Democracy for Virginia: Legislative Sentry: HB1677 - Have Miscarriage, Go to Jail?   (Site not responding. Last check: )
In the 2003 legislative session in Virginia, a law was passed allowing parents to request a “birth certificate” for a stillbirth, a law that is clearly in line with the agenda of anti-abortion extremists to recognize embryonic and fetal personhood.
A bill currently before the Virginia legislature reads as follows: "When a fetal death occurs without medical attendance, it shall be the woman's responsibility to report the death to the law-enforcement agency in the jurisdiction of which the delivery...
In nearly *all* cases of spontaneous abortion, the expulsion of the POC is preceded by the death of the embryo or fetus in utero (inside the uterus).
democracyforvirginia.typepad.com /democracy_for_virginia/2005/01/legislative_sen.html   (10628 words)

 CA Secretary of State - Primary98 - Text of Proposition 222
This law proposed by Assembly Bill 446 (Statutes of 1997, Chapter 413) is submitted to the people in accordance with the provisions of Article XVI of the Constitution.
This proposed law amends a section of the Penal Code; therefore, existing provisions proposed to be deleted are printed in
and new provisions proposed to be added are printed in italic type to indicate that they are new.
primary98.ss.ca.gov /VoterGuide/Propositions/222text.htm   (370 words)

 law: Blogs, Photos, Videos and more on Technorati
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 CNN.com - Bill would require customer notification of hacks - Jun. 30, 2003
Both Feinstein's proposal and the new California law contrast with efforts by the Bush administration to keep from the public details about major computer crimes to encourage hacking victims to notify the FBI and other government investigators.
The proposed federal law would not affect the new California law, the first of its kind in the nation.
Feinstein's bill would require companies or government agencies to notify customers "without unreasonable delay" if they discover hackers stole unencrypted lists of account information stored on their computers, unless police order them not to disclose it.
www.cnn.com /2003/TECH/biztech/06/30/hacker.bill.ap   (510 words)

 Bill proposed to upgrade Missouri's open meetings law and access to public records
The bill has bipartisan support in the House and similar measures have been proposed in the Senate by Republican senators.
Under the bill, if government officials are voting by telephone or e-mail, the public must be allowed access to that vote.
The bill also allows public bodies to respond by e-mail or any other electronic means if the request for records was made in the same format.
www.mdn.org /2004/STORIES/SUNSHINE.HTM   (496 words)

 Bonus Bill -   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The Bonus Bill of 1817 was a bill introduced by John Calhoun to provide United States highways linking The East and South to The West using the earnings Bonus from the Second Bank of the United States.
It was a part of the American System, which was proposed by Henry Clay, a colleague of Calhoun.
The bill was strongly opposed in New England, because people there feared that providing the means for settlers to travel would drain their population and create competing states in the area obtained in the Louisiana Purchase.
psychcentral.com /psypsych/Bonus_Bill   (307 words)

 Alternative bill proposed to restrict abortion through state law - Friday, 04/16/04   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Among other things, the proposed new law would shorten from 48 hours to 24 the ''period of reflection'' required between the time the woman receives mandatory counseling from a doctor or other health-care professional and when the procedure is performed.
The bill, sponsored by Sen. Roy Herron, D-Dresden, and Rep. Phillip Pinion, D-Union City, is scheduled for action in a House subcommittee Wednesday.
The proposal does not affect another portion of state law that requires girls under 18 to have the consent of one parent or prove to a court that she is mature enough to make a decision herself.
tennessean.com /government/archives/04/04/49996425.shtml?...   (529 words)

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