From the Congressional Glossary – Including Legislative and Budget Terms
Enrolled Bill / Enrolled Measure
The final official copy of a bill that has been passed by both chambers in identical form. It is certified by an officer of the house of origin (clerk of the House or secretary of the Senate) and then sent on for the signatures of the House Speaker, the Senate president pro tempore and the president of the United States. An enrolled bill is printed on parchment.
“An enrolled version prominently features the Congress and session, uses a formal typeface for the Congress and An Act, and shows the measure number in small type in the upper left corner of the first page.” From § 9.60, Versions of Legislation, in Congressional Deskbook.
- Engrossed Bill (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- § 6.290, Presidential Action on Enacted Measures, and § 12.22, Enrolled Measure, in Congressional Deskbook
- Chapter 6.E. Conference Reports in Congressional Procedure
- Slip Laws (CongressionalGlossary.com)
- “Enrollment of Legislation: Relevant Congressional Procedures,” CRS Report RL34480 (10-page PDF)
- “Resolving Legislative Differences in Congress: Conference Committees and Amendments Between the Houses,” CRS Report 98-696 (40-page PDF)
- “Engrossment, Enrollment, and Presentation of Legislation,” CRS Report 98-826 (7-page PDF)
- “From Slip Law to United States Code: A Guide to Federal Statutes for Congressional Staff,” CRS Report R45190 (17-page PDF)
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