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The Legislative Process
Description: Educational film produced by Indiana University’s Audio-Visual Center about the legislative process, with the Indiana General Assembly as example.
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Clip #: MF-13B
Length: 27:26
Year: 1954
Color: Color
Sound: Sound
Library: TFA Network
Decade: 1950s
Region: North America
Country: United States
State: Indiana
City: Indianapolis
Subject: Government
Original: 16mm
1950s, 1954, government, legislature, Indiana General Assembly, Senator Hoyt Moore Sr. Chairman, Senator Charles R. Kellum, Representative John E. King, Representative James W. Spurgeon, Indiana, Indianapolis, Indiana Statehouse facade, Indiana Capitol Building, United States map with dots on state capitols, legislative branch, Indiana General Assembly, state legislature, closeup Indiana on map showing members of Upper and Lower Houses, state legislatures, House of Representatives, Senate, Senators, Indiana Statehouse facade, Indiana General Assembly, House Majority Caucus room, organizational meeting of majority, House Minority Caucus room, organizational meeting of minority, preparations for opening of session, man adding name to sign of representatives and senators on wall, senator / representative taking phone call about proposed legislation in phone booth, postal clerks processing incoming and outgoing mail, opening day of legislature, senators convening for session in senate chamber, President of the Senate, Lieutenant Governor, representatives assembling in House Chamber, Speaker of the House, pastor delivering invocation to begin House session, Speaker assigning members to committees, reading clerks, journal clerks, man’s hand holding bill, legislative aides assisting in drafting bill, legislators conferring with Attorney General while preparing bill, Governor George N. Craig delivering Governor’s message at session, list of steps for a bill to become a law, introduction and first reading, Speaker of House calling for introduction of bills, page taking bill to reading clerk who reads it by title, bill being introduced to committee, public hearing with citizens, public officials and lobbyists giving opinions on bill being studied, executive session in which committee members taking final action on another bill, bills being printed after favorable committee action, state police escorting man carrying bill from printer to legislature, second reading of bill in house session, Majority Leader of House summarizing information from study of bill and gives his opinion of proposed amendments, committee on engrossment, clerk checking bill to make sure all amendments are included and attaching amendments to body of bill, dated and stamped engrossed, third reading of bill in house, voting, arrow showing that if bill passes in House it then goes to Senate to repeat same procedure as in House, Clerk of the House notifying Senate when bill has passed the House, Senate Committee meeting, representatives of organizations submitting proposed amendments for bill about off-street parking, Senator who is sponsoring bill in Senate and committee members discussing amendments and bill, second reading of bill in Senate session that has already passed House, bill ordered to engrossment, session being interrupted for the introduction of high school government class sitting in as visitors, House members applauding students and principal as they stand in balcony, President of Senate asking President pro tempore to preside when he is called away, third reading of bill about school buildings in Senate, Senator sponsoring bill briefly summarizing bill, Senate Minority Leader speaking for passage of bill, Senators being asked to vote on bill and pushing buttons to indicate their decisions, votes being recorded, reporters calling newspapers to announce decision, vote being passed, bill being enrolled by printing on parchment and signed by presiding officers while respective houses are still in session, President of Senate signing enrolled act, Attorney General reading enrolled act for his opinion of constitutionality, Governor reading act and Attorney General’s opinion, Governor George N. Craig signing act in approval, Governor’s Secretary reading approval message at Senate session, Indiana Statehouse facade

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