4. Second Reading

4. Second Reading

Bills passed by committees are read a second time in the house of origin and then placed in the Daily File for a third reading. If a bill is reported without amendments, it is read the second time, and then sent to the Engrossing and Enrolling office, where the printed bill is compared with the original bill and, after comparison (called engrossing), the bill is returned to the Assembly or Senate third reading file. In the event that a bill has been reported out of committee with amendments, and these committee amendments, or amendments offered from the Floor, have been adopted on second reading, it is reprinted, showing such amendments by the use of strikeout type for matter omitted, and italic type for the new matter.

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