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Legislative Process

Learn how it all works.

Each state has its own process for considering and enacting bills, and we link to each state legislature's explanation of its own process below. Each bill you track with StateScape's online service will indicate the bill's current status along major progress points in the legislative process. Referencing the basic rules that guide the movement of bills through the legislative process will help you to understand why the bill has reached its current progress, and its likelihood of future success.