Information on supporting the work of legal aid organizations in Mississippi can be found on our donation pages: Mississippi Code laws are passed by the Mississippi State Legislature, which consists of the Mississippi House of Representatives and the Mississippi Senate. The House of Representatives consists of 122 members, while the Senate has 52. The term of office of members of each House of the Legislature is four years and is not limited to the duration of the term. A bill is known as a bill, which can be introduced in either house of the Mississippi Legislature. Once a bill has been introduced, it is referred to one or more standing committees. These committees decide whether to move a bill forward and can also propose amendments to a bill. When a bill passes committee stage, it returns to the Senate where it was introduced. The Senate will discuss the bill and consider any amendments proposed by a committee or senators. Once the bill is finalized, the original House will vote on its passage. If the legislation is passed, it will follow the same procedure in the other place. Sometimes the second chamber amends the bill and adopts a different version. An invoice will not reach the next stage if the differences between these versions are not resolved. Each House must pass identical versions of the bill.

If each house of the legislature passes the law, the governor of Mississippi will consider it. The governor can sign the bill, or the governor cannot act, which means the law becomes law. However, if the governor vetoes the bill, it is sent back to the Legislative Assembly. The legislature can vote to override the governor`s veto and enact the law. Overturning the governor`s veto requires a two-thirds majority in each house of the legislature.

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