Teachers *  About LFK * LFK en Espanol * Search LFK:   
Arizona
LFK Home Speak Up! Stories Toons Laws Justice for All Law Docs Change It! Games Links
 Law Docs
  The U.S. Constitution
  Bill of Rights
  Amendments
  Declaration of Independence
  Federalist Papers
  Arizona Constitution
  More Law Docs...

Search Dictionary

Law Docs - View Constitution: Article 1, Section 7

Short Version -- This is a summary of the important issues covered in this section of the US Constitution.
  • All tax bills must originate in the House of Representatives.
  • The Senate may propose amendments to tax bills.
  • Bills passed by both houses must go to the President for approval.
  • If the President signs a bill, it becomes law.
  • If the President does not approve of a bill, he sends it back to Congress.
  • If two-thirds of both houses approve the bill, it passes over the President's veto.
  • If the President does not return the bill to Congress within 10 days (excluding Sundays), it automatically becomes law.
  • If Congress adjourns before 10 days pass, an unsigned bill is effectively vetoed.
    Notes: Called a "Pocket Veto"
  • All orders, resolutions or votes requiring the agreement of both houses must be submitted for the President's approval.
  • If the President does not approve of any order, resolution or vote requiring the agreement of both houses, a two-thirds vote of the Senate and the House is needed to override his disapproval.

Long Version -- This is the text of the Actual US Constitution

All bills for raising revenue shall originate in the House of Representatives; but the Senate may propose or concur with amendments as on other Bills.

Every bill which shall have passed the House of Representatives and the Senate, shall, before it become a law, be presented to the President of the United States; if he approve he shall sign it, but if not he shall return it, with his objections to that House in which it shall have originated, who shall enter the objections at large on their journal, and proceed to reconsider it. If after such reconsideration two thirds of that House shall agree to pass the bill, it shall be sent, together with the objections, to the other House, by which it shall likewise be reconsidered, and if approved by two thirds of that House, it shall become a law. But in all such cases the votes of both Houses shall be determined by yeas and nays, and the names of the persons voting for and against the bill shall be entered on the journal of each House respectively. If any bill shall not be returned by the President within ten days (Sundays excepted) after it shall have been presented to him, the same shall be a law, in like manner as if he had signed it, unless the Congress by their adjournment prevent its return, in which case it shall not be a law.

Every order, resolution, or vote to which the concurrence of the Senate and House of Representatives may be necessary (except on a question of adjournment) shall be presented to the President of the United States; and before the same shall take effect, shall be approved by him, or being disapproved by him, shall be repassed by two thirds of the Senate and House of Representatives, according to the rules and limitations prescribed in the case of a bill.



<< Previous Article   |   Next Article >>

See the Bill of Rights - the first 10 Amendments to the US Constitution

See All 27 Amendments to the US Constitution

LFK Home   |   Speak Up!   |   Stories   |   Toons   |   Laws   |   Justice for All   |   Law Docs   |   Change It!   |   Games   |   Links
Disclaimer: The information contained in this site is made available as a public service to the general public and is not intended to serve as legal advice. You should consult a trained legal professional for questions you may have about the laws affecting juveniles or any legal interpretations.

Send Feedback regarding website content or to report bugs.
Copyright © 1998 - 2017. Arizona Foundation for Legal Services & Education, All rights reserved

Privacy Policy  |  Terms of use  |  Disclaimer  |  Contact Us