What is Bill?

Bill meaning A bill is proposed legislation introduced to enact a new law or change or repeal an existing law.Original – The bill introduced into the legislature and used throughout the legislative process until engrossed.Engrossed – A bill as passed by a house with corrections or adjustments made for amendments.Enrolled – A bill as finally passed by both houses and prepared for signature of the presiding officers of both houses and transmittal to the governor for signature or veto.Prefiled – A bill filed between legislative sessions with the chief clerk of either house. Prefiled bills are numbered and printed in preparation for the session.


reference: Tennessee General Assembly – Glossary of Terms