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A draft piece of legislation introduced in the applicable legislature. Most often, it is the ruling party that introduces draft legislation, but members of the opposition can also introduce bills; however opposition bills generally do not pass the requisite three readings needed to become law if they are too controversial. Bills can be public (if they are of general application) or private (if they only affect one organization or entity). A bill must pass all three readings and come into force prior to the proroguing of the legislature to become law.