Definitions for "Consent Calendar"
A listing of non-controversial bills which have been through the consent calendar process (see THE LEGISLATIVE PROCESS) and are to be considered before the regular order calendar on each legislative day.
A listing of non-controversial bills and resolutions. No debate is in order for any item on the consent calendar.
a portion of the agenda in which relatively noncontroversial bills are considered and quickly advanced to the next legislative stage. Usually, a bill on consent calendar can be debated for no more than 15 minutes.