What does HAB stand for?
HAB stands for House Appropriation Bill
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Traditionally, though, appropriation bills also originate in the House of Representatives.  House appropriations bills begin with "H. R. ", meaning "House of Representatives". In reference to revenue bills, the Constitution also states that the "Senate may propose or concur with Amendments as on other Bills. " As with revenue bills, the Senate and House each drafts and considers its own appropriation bill.
No law is passed except by bill. Bills may be introduced in the House or Senate, except appropriations bills, which by tradition originate in the House. No bill (except general appropriations bills) may contain more than one subject, which is to be expressed clearly in its title. No bill can be amended in its passage through either house so as to change its original purpose. No bill other than an appropriation bill can be introduced in either house after the 60th legislative day of a session, unless consented to by a majority of the elected members of each house or requested by the Governor in a special message.