Definitions for "Third Reading"
Keywords:  aloud, debate, amended, clerk, passage
The stage at which bills and other proposals come up for final discussion and possible passage. No amendments may be offered at this point.
After a vote of approval for the Bill's second reading it is sent to theBills in Third Reading Committee to be reviewed. This Committee checks the contents of the Bill for legal technicalities and proper citations.After the Bill is released by the Bills in Third Reading Committee it isread for the third and final time in Chamber whereit may again be debated and Amended. (See also First Reading and Second Reading)
Usually is ordered on the next legislative day following Second Reading.  Amendments may be offered only prior to the reading of the bill.  Catch title and the enacting clause are read, and roll call is taken for final passage.