Promulgating and passing of statutes
Promulgation refers to the formal proclamation or the declaration that a new statutory or administrative law is enacted after its final approval. After a new law is approved, it is announced to the public through the publication of government gazettes and on official government websites. National laws of extraordinary importance to the public may be announced by the head of state on national broadcast. Local laws are usually announced in local newspapers and published in bulletins or compendia of municipal regulations.
A bill does not become law until it is passed by the legislature and, in most cases, approved by the executive. Once a bill has been enacted into law, it is called an act of the legislature, or a statute. Bills are introduced in the legislature and are discussed, debated and voted upon.