The report is not a written document but the recommendation of a Committee that a bill ought to pass ( OTP), ought not to pass ( ONTP),or ought to pass with an amendment ( OTPWA). (See also Committee)
The text of a bill or resolution and its required attachments that is prepared when the measure is reported from a committee for further consideration by the members of the chamber. The committee report includes the recommendations of the committee regarding action on the measure by the full house or senate and is generally necessary before a measure can proceed through the legislative process.
Prepared by a House or Senate Committee to explain the content of a bill being reported. Committee reports are optional in the Senate, but mandatory in the House. Related definitions: Committee