The journey of a bill After a bill is introduced. it is assigned to a committee so that the legislation can be properly vetted. The chairman can schedule a hearing, allowing people, conferees, to testify. Legislators can ask questions of conferees, evaluate and propose changes to legislation. If a majority of committee members vote to advance the legislation, it will then be assigned to the Committee of the Whole. Committee of the Whole is all of the members of that chamber. The Majority Leader schedules debate for the Committee of the Whole. After debate and possible amendments, the Committee of the Whole votes whether to pass the legislation and advance it to final action. If a bill passes a final action vote, it will advance to the other chamber or it goes to the Governor if it has passed both chambers. At that point the Governor can sign the bill into law, veto the bill, or do nothing and after 10 days the bill becomes law.