When conducting research on state legislative history, legal statutes, legislative intent, and other relevant aspects of the law, it’s important to be familiar with some basic information. In addition to knowing how constitutional amendments and bills are passed, this includes how congressional and senatorial seats are filled.
How Constitutional Amendments Are Approved
The Constitution was created over 200 years ago. Since that time, 27 constitutional amendments have been made. It is important to note that after an amendment is proposed and approved by Congress, it needs to be ratified by 75% of the states.
How Bills Are Approved
Senate action is required for bills to pass. Currently, there are more than 300 bills waiting for action. In the event that a bill is enrolled by the Senate, there are ten days within which the President needs to either sign or veto it.