Infographic Infographic: How does a bill become an act? Updated : September 29, 2020 09:00 AM IST A bill is a draft proposal. It requires to be passed through both the houses of parliament, followed by the President's nod, to become an act. The bill goes through two houses and three readings in both the houses to become an act. Subscribe to Moneycontrol PRO at just Rs.33/- per month for the first year. Use code SUPERPRO. Limited period offer. Available on Web and Android.