Significance of Ordinary Bills

Ordinary Bills

The bills introduced in the Parliament can be classified into four categories:
i. Ordinary Bills
ii. Money Bills
iii. Financial Bills
iv. Constitution Amendment Bills

Ordinary Bills?

• These bills are concerned with subjects other than financial bills.
• It can be introduced in either house of the Parliament, either by a minister or a member of the house.
• The bill needs to be passed by a majority of members present and voting. The bill is certified by the   Speaker and then transmitted to the second house for consideration and approval.
• A bill is considered as passed by the Parliament, only if it is passed by both the Houses.

There are different alternatives with the second house of the Parliament, with regard to the ordinary bill:

• Pass the bill.
• Pass the bill with amendments and return it to the first house for reconsideration.
• Reject the bill.
• Keep the bill pending.

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