What is a Law New?

A law new is legislation that has been proposed, debated and passed by Congress or another legislative body. Also known as a statute or act, it is an official rule that governs behavior within a country or society.

Law ideas often originate with senators, but they may come from many sources such as constituents, a State agency, or an organization that calls for a change in policy. Once a senator decides to move forward with a new idea for policy, it is put in bill form. The process of drafting a bill is a complicated process requiring specialized legal training. Generally, the drafters of a bill will include a committee report which sets out a section-by-section analysis of what the bill is intended to accomplish and includes the text of laws being repealed.

After passing both houses, a law is sent to the Governor who has 10 days to sign or veto it. A signed bill becomes law; a vetoed bill dies. Overriding a Governor’s veto requires two-thirds of the members of each house to vote in favor of the measure.