Three stages of a bill. The bill is introduced at first reading and debated at second and third readings. Regulations: The administrative details of an act. They are not included in the act itself. Members of the Legislative Assembly must approve an act before it can become law, while regulations are approved by the minister and/or the department responsible for enforcing the act.
The stages of the legislative process requiring official floor action on a bill.
The Three formal stages of a Bill's passage through Parliament: the First Reading - on the introduction of the Bill; the Second Reading - debate on the Bill's underlying principles; and the Third Reading - consideration of the Bill after Committee and the final stage prior to the Bill being passed. In the House of Commons, before the invention of printing, the only practicable means of informing Members of the contents of a Bill was for the Clerk to read it aloud from beginning to end, and this was done three times. Nowadays, the Clerk in each case merely reads the title of the Bills.
The formal steps of consideration that a bill or joint resolution goes through. As in many legislative bodies across the country, each bill must be read three times in each house before becoming law. Rules of the Senate and House of Representatives provide that the first and second times may be by title only. However, the third time shall be in full, unless otherwise ordered unanimously by the Senate or 3/4 of the members serving in the House of Representatives. This is a constitutional requirement designed to make sure the citizens have notification of the bill before it becomes law.
The stages through which a bill passes; that is: first reading, second reading and third reading. A bill is introduced during first reading and debated during the second and third readings.
A technical term for three stages of a bill's passage. The first reading is the initial committee referral, the second occurs when the bill is reported to the floor and tabled for the calendar and printing, and the third when the bill is debated and voted on. At none of these stages is the bill's text actually read aloud.