What is a bill -
first of all laws are ideas brought by public, or a member of Parliament. It is not exactly a law but it is a upcoming law, a draft copy of a law, or a request.
It is not the bill you think about like paying the electrical bills, or money, it is simple a draft copy of a law. A law does many things to people, places, things. A law helps run our country peacefully and keeps people happy.
In New Zealand we have laws which are created by the member of Parliament.
To making a law, there are 7 stages it has to go through first.
The 7 stages are the following:
Introduction - The bill is introduced to the House of Parliament.
First reading - MPs (Members of Parliament) debate which, the bill should go on to the select committee or not.
Select Committee - Here in the select committee they focus on the opinions of the public. All the submissions, reports, feedback, comes back the house. When it is approved the house will ask for some recommendation.
Second reading - The bill comes back to the house along with the recommendations of the select committee. MPs decide on which it should go to the Committee of the whole House.
Committee of whole house - Members debate the bill Claus by Claus (part by part). This is also known as the last chance to change the bill.
Third reading - This is known as the final debate. The Members of Parliament looks and consider what will happen if the bill becomes a law.
Royal assent - This is the last stage of becoming a law. The Governor General signs the bill, agreeing that is should become and act of Parliament and is now introduced into a law.