Flashcards in Bill To Law Deck (12)
1. Pre-parliamentary stage
-an idea is proposed by a cabinet minister, private member, or other source.
- cabinet will approve the idea
- civil servants investigate and lawyers help draft the bill.
- cabinet and caucus approve the bill
2. First reading
- bill is introduced into the HOC
- each MP receives a copy of the bill
- opposition parties begin to discuss what their position in the bill will be
3. Second reading
-MP’s debate the bill in the HOC
- following the debate, a vote is taken
- if passed, the bill is approved in principle
4. Committee stage
- a legislative committee involving representatives from each party is set up to debate he bill in-depth
- public input is heard
- amendments are proposed as long as they do not alter the core of the bill
5. Reporting stage
-The committee reports to the HOC the amendments that were proposed to the bill
- amendments are voted on
6. Third reading
- the bill with all the amendments is read and a final vote is held.
- this brings an end to the legislative process in the HOC.
- once the bill passes through the HOC the same procedures are held in the senate.
- bills move through the senate quickly
8. Royal assent and proclamation
- the Governor General then recognizes the bill as a law.
- the bill officially becomes a law after proclaimation
The order if goes in
Royal assent and proclaimation
A written proposal for a law
Introduced in parliament, if passed, becomes an act
A written law passed by parliament