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Why should laws be changed?
Laws need to change to ensure that behaviour is regulated so that actions which harm members of the community become unlawful.
How can an existing law be changed?
By inserting new provisions, an amendatory bill can supplement current law, and by striking out provisions of current law, it can repeal them. By amendments to strike and insert, an amendatory bill may make specific alterations or modifications in existing provisions of law.
What are the three main reasons for changing the law?
There are a number of social, cultural, economic and political changes, which lead to the need for a change in the law.
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How do I amend a U.S. law?
The Constitution provides that an amendment may be proposed either by the Congress with a two-thirds majority vote in both the House of Representatives and the Senate or by a constitutional convention called for by two-thirds of the State legislatures.
Why are laws made?
Laws protect our general safety, and ensure our rights as citizens against abuses by other people, by organizations, and by the government itself. We have laws to help provide for our general safety. These exist at the local, state and national levels, and include things like: Laws about food safety.
Who would you contact about changing the law in the US?
Contact your members of Congress by phone at their Washington, D.C., offices or at their state offices. You can call the U.S. Capitol's switchboard (1-202-0224-3121) and ask for the representative or senator by name.