The stage at which amendments to proposals are considered.
At this time the floor of the chamber is opened for discussion and debateon the merits of a Bill. Amendments frequentlyoccur during this time. A favorable vote is needed to send the bill toits Third Reading. (See also First Reading and ThirdReading)
Required reading of a bill or joint resolution to a chamber: in the House, in full before floor consideration in the House or Committee of the Whole (usually dispensed with by unanimous consent or special rule); in the Senate, by title only, before referral to a committee.
Usually is ordered at least a day after adoption of recommendation of Committee of Whole. Catch Title of bill is read only. This reading serves primarily as a notice to members that the bill will be up for Third Reading and final passage the following day. No action is required, but any action, including amendment, may be moved on the bill by any member.
the second time a Bill enters the House of Commons. Debate on the Bill is held and the whole principle on which it is based is either affirmed or denied by the House.
The stage in Parliament at which the underlying principles of a Bill are debated.
When a bill is reported out of committee and brought to the chamber floor for preliminary approval, or second reading. Committee and floor amendments may be added to the bill at this time. (The bill is not reprinted for second reading.)
Like the First Reading, a recitation of the measure's number, title, and sponsor by the reading clerk (in the House, just the measure number and title are read). Second Reading occurs after the measure has been referred to committee, worked on, and reported back to the floor (in the house where it originated) for a vote.
When Floor Amendments can be offered to Bills.
the second presentation of a bill in a legislature; to approve its general principles (Britain) or to discuss a committee's report and take a vote (US)
When the bill number is read in the chamber and referred to a committee.
Two or three times a bill title is read. After the first and second reading, a bill is sent to a committee for its consideration.
A stage of the legislative process when a bill has left the committee to which it was referred, and is presented to the full House for debate and amendment. In contemporary practice, bills are rarely read aloud at this stage. Instead, the House Reading Clerk just designates each title of the bill as open for amendment. The Senate places second reading at an earlier stage of the process: at the time a bill is referred to committee. Bills are no longer read aloud at this stage, unless a Senator demands it for purposes of delay.
Each bill introduced must be read three times before final passage. Second reading occurs after a bill has been reported from committee.
The time when a bill is being considered by the committee of the whole of either legislative house.
reporting of a bill to the body, following the adoption of the committee report, that places it on General Orders or the Consent Calendar.
When the Clerk of the Parliament formally reads aloud the short title of a Bill introduced into the Legislative Assembly if, at the conclusion of the second reading debate, the Assembly agrees to the motion that the Bill be read a second time. (For more detail about the second reading, and the stages of the passage of a Bill generally, see The Queensland Parliamentary Procedures Handbook.)
Each bill must be read on the rostrum three times before final passage. In Washington, the second reading takes place when a bill has been placed on the calendar and is up for debate on the floor.
The reading of a measure, after which, if approved, it is passed to be “ENGROSSED.” (See "CONSENT CALENDAR.")