To advance through all the steps or stages necessary to validity or effectiveness; to be carried through a body that has power to sanction or reject; to receive legislative sanction; to be enacted; as, the resolution passed; the bill passed both houses of Congress.
To go successfully through, as an examination, trail, test, etc.; to obtain the formal sanction of, as a legislative body; as, he passed his examination; the bill passed the senate.
To cause to advance by stages of progress; to carry on with success through an ordeal, examination, or action; specifically, to give legal or official sanction to; to ratify; to enact; to approve as valid and just; as, he passed the bill through the committee; the senate passed the law.
When this is the action recorded in the second house, the legislature has completed the bill. If the second house amended the bill, the bill is subject to a motion to concur or nonconcur.
make laws, bills, etc. or bring into effect by legislation; "They passed the amendment"; "We cannot legislate how people's spend their free time"
go unchallenged; be approved; "The bill cleared the House"
To give a vote of final approval to a bill in either body. Also called "final passage".
A legislator desiring to debate a particular item on the Calendar calls out "Pass" when the item is read by the Clerk. After disposing of all non-controversial items, the "Passed" items are taken up by the legislative body.