1. Any Representative or Senator may introduce a bill in his or her respective house.
2. The Recording Secretary numbers a bill introduced in the House of Representatives. The Secretary of the Senate numbers a bill introduced in the Senate.
3. The Speaker of the House or the President of the Senate refers the bill to the proper committee.
4. A House or Senate Committee may take the following action on a bill:
a. Recommendation of passage as introduced;
b. Recommendation of passage with amendments;
c. Recommendation of passage of a substitute;
d. Recommendation of reference to another committee;
e. Recommendation of indefinite postponement;
f. Reporting the bill to the floor and giving no recommendation, in which case it stands or falls on its own merit;
5. A. bill goes on the calendar when a given committee makes a recommendation of passage. Under the existing rules of the Senate and House, all "Public Bills" are reproduced with a short explanation attached thereto, for distribution to the members of the legislature.
6. After passage, in either the House or the Senate, the bill is transmitted to the other house where it will follow the same procedure.
7. Upon passage in concurrence by the second house, a bill is forwarded to the Governor.