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How ... A Bill Becomes a Law

How a Bill Becomes a Law

When performing legislative research, it is important to understand the legislative process. The numerous steps that result in a bill becoming a law are described in this 24th edition of “How Our Laws Are Made.”

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Commons Clerks Ditch Wigs, Keep Robes

The Speaker of the House of Commons, John Bercow, today announced that the Commons’ clerks will no longer wear horsehair wigs and court dress while sitting at the table. 322 more words

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What might parliament do with the Article 50 bill?

On 24 January the Supreme Court ruled that the government requires parliament’s consent to trigger Article 50 of the EU Treaty and hence begin formally negotiating Brexit. 2,348 more words


One year of EVEL: Evaluating ‘English Votes for English Laws’ in the House of Commons

By Daniel Gover and Michael Kenny

It is now just over a year since the House of Commons adopted a new set of procedural rules known as ‘English Votes for English Laws’ (or EVEL). 1,533 more words


The First Amendment is Not the Last Word at Public Meetings

Managing public comments at city council meetings isn’t easy. Review this framework to be prepared for disruptions.

This is a guest post by Ann G. Macfarlane. 1,030 more words


October Club Meeting

We had another well attended 4-H Club meeting.  Thank you to all of the 4-H club members and parents that came and supported our club.  It is always so encouraging to see so many smiling faces who are excited about what 4-H has in store for their future. 299 more words

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Getting to Know Robert's Rules

“Point of Order.” “Question.” “Objection.” “Consent.” These are things most Chapter Members will hear at least once during every Chapter meeting. Robert’s Rules has been guiding Phi Sigma Pi’s meetings for many years and has been around even longer than that. 407 more words

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