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§ 263. “If the House of Representatives Again Passes.”

After the interval of three months the House of Representatives may again pass a proposed law, with or without any amendments which have been made by the Senate, or amendments suggested by the Senate, or amendments made in the House and agreed to by the Senate. It must not be a new bill, but the original bill modified only by amendments made, suggested or agreed to by the Senate. If the bill is one of ordinary legislation, not relating to taxation or the appropriation of revenue or money for the ordinary annual services of the Government, the Senate could, at this stage, as at the first stage, amend it. If it is a tax bill or an annual Appropriation Bill the Senate could by message suggest amendments. The House of Representatives could agree to the amendments, or it could amend as suggested by the Senate, in which case the bill would be saved; it could refuse to agree to the amendments made, or it could refuse to amend as suggested; in which case the bill would again be lost.

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