HOW A BILL BECOMES LAW? Kansas Legislature consists of Two Houses (1 pages)

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HOW A BILL BECOMES LAW

The Kansas Legislature consists of Two Houses—The House of Representatives (125
members) and the Senate (40 members). A bill may be introduced in either house. The
main steps in the process of a bill becoming a law are shown below.

HOUSE OF ORIGIN

1. Bill Introduced

2. Bill Referred to Committee

Hearings/Deliberation/Approval (May Include Amendments)

3. House of Origin

4. House of Origin—Committee of the Whole

Deliberation/Approval (May Include Amendments)

5. House of Origin

VOTE FOR FINAL PASSAGE

6. Bill Messaged to the

Second House

SECOND HOUSE

(Repeat Steps 1-5)

Second House Passes

Bill in Same Form

As House of Origin

To House of Origin for

Concurrence in

Second House Amendments

To House of Origin for

Concurrence in Second

House Amendments

House of Origin Concurs

House of Origin Nonconcurs

and Requests a

Conference Committee

Both Houses Adopt

Conference Committee Report

(May Include Amendments)

TO GOVERNOR

Governor Signs Bill into Law

OR

Bill Becomes Law Without Signature

Governor Vetoes Bill

TO LEGISLATURE

Legislature

Overrides Veto by 2/3 Vote

in Each Chamber

Bill Becomes Law

Bill Filed with Secretary of State

Bill Filed with Secretary of State

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