An idea for a new law-how a bill becomes a law:1.comments about the bills merit are requested by government agencies. 2.bill can be assigned to subcommittee by chairman. 3.hearings may be held. 4.subcommittees report their findings to the full committee. 5.finally there is a vote by the full committee - the bill is ordered to be reported. 6.a committee will hold a mark-up session during which it will make revisions and additions. if substantial amendments are made, the committee can order the introduction of a clean bill which will include the proposed amendments. this new bill will have a new number and will be sent to the floor while the old bill is discarded. the chamber must approve, change or reject all committee amendments before conducting a final passage vote. 7.after the bill is reported, the committee staff prepares a written report explaining why they favor the bill and why they wish to see their amendments, if any, adopted. committee members who oppose a bill sometimes write a dissenting opinion in the report. the report is sent back to the whole chamber and is placed on the calendar. 8.in the house, most bills go to the rules committee before reaching the floor. the committee adopts rules that will govern the procedures under which the bill will be considered by the house. a closed rule sets strict time limits on debate and forbids the introduction of amendments. these rules can have a major impact on whether the bill passes. the rules committee can be bypassed in three ways: 1) members can move rules to be suspended (requires 2/3 vote)2) a discharge petition can be filed 3) the house can use a calendar wednesday procedure.