second reading

  1. 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)
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How To Use second reading In A Sentence

  • Also The Hunting Bill was given an unopposed second reading and now goes to its committee stage later this month, where peers can seek to amend it.
  • The Senate on June 17 approved by 192 to 117 an amended bill, requiring a second reading by the National Assembly.
  • After second reading, most bills are sent to a standing committee for detailed discussion.
  • On my second reading of it the ideas are much clearer, and I find myself increasingly amazed at the uniqueness and political realism of the Marxist worldview and analysis.
  • The Housing Bill was given its second reading in Parliament today.
  • If one goes to the application book, volume 1, page 23, line 30, it can be seen that it is recorded that the result of the division, this is on the second reading: ayes 14 and noes 13.
  • If this does not occur, the next step is for the Parliament to have its second reading of the budget.
  • Sadly while Iain Dale may have invented Blogging, he is certainly not the inventor of the term plastic poll card as he claimed yesterday, and again back in 2006 when he puts the date of this achievement as "way back in July" 2005 when preparing a speech with David Davis for the second reading of the iD Cards Bill. Iain Dale: False Claim of Coining Plastic Poll Tax
  • The bill is expected to pass its second reading with a comfortable majority.
  • Sometimes the second reading, usually made from the Apostolic writings, had the same theme especially in Lent or Advent.
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