How does a bill get passed?


The process for moving proposed legislation to enacted has a minimum of eight votes with each an opportunity for Fail. The proposed bill as initially numbered must make it successfully through the chamber of origin and the second chamber with the same language before sending to the Governor. Along the way, amendments are possible in Committee, 2nd Reading and 3rd Reading in each chamber. If through both and not with the exact language, then concurrence votes and potentially conference committees to address the differences also come into play. There is also opportunity for "pocket vetos" in not introducing a bill and assigning to a committee before deadline or for not being worked in committee prior to deadline. The Bill Tracker posted on File Share on this site gives visibility to where each bill is in the process. There is also a Powerpoint with the process available under File Share. #WyoLeg #Bills #LegislativeProcess #Wyoming