What is a Law New?

A law new is a piece of legislation passed by Congress or another legislative body. It may be a bill or a statute. When a bill is reported by committee, the staff prepares a report that describes the purpose and scope of the bill. The report includes a section-by-section analysis and explains how the bill affects existing law. A committee report is an important part of the legislative history of a new law.

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