Before a bill can be passed by the legislature, it must be reviewed and approved by various committees composed of small groups of legislators. Once it is approved by the committees, it is put on a calendar so it can be voted on by the full membership of the Assembly and the Senate. In order for DVSJA to pass in the Legislature, it must be approved by a majority of the members of the Senate and half of the members of the Assembly.
If the bill passes the Assembly and the Senate, it will go to the Governor. Once the DVSJA is delivered to the governor’s desk, he can either sign it into law or veto the bill to prevent it from becoming law. If the Governor vetoes the bill, it can be overridden if at least two-thirds of the legislators in the Assembly and the Senate approve the bill.