Enrolled bill

In the United States Congress, an enrolled bill is the final copy of a bill or joint resolution which has passed both houses of Congress in identical form.[1]

In the United States, enrolled bills are engrossed—prepared in a formally printed copy—and must be signed by the presiding officers of both houses and sent to the president of the United States for approval.[2] The practice of engrossing a handwritten copy in the style of an illuminated manuscript fell out of favor in the 1790s. The 1789 Constitution of the United States did receive this treatment.[3]

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  1. ^ Enrolled bill defined on the U.S. Senate website
  2. ^ 1 U.S.C. § 106
  3. ^ John H. Lienhard. "Engrossed in the Constitution". Retrieved 2022-04-08.