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second reading

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(Parliamentary Procedure) the second presentation of a bill in a legislative assembly, as to approve its general principles (in Britain), or to discuss a committee's report on it (in the US)
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Noun1.second reading - 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)
presentation - the act of presenting a proposal
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At the second reading the request which the lawyer now addressed to her, and the farewell words which had escaped Mr.
Welland gasped, as if a second reading had been necessary to bring the monstrous absurdity of the thing home to him.
And already we have found that it improves also on second reading.
The second reading confirmed her in a resolution which she had privately taken, while she had been sitting by Anne on the sofa--a resolution destined to lead to far more serious results in the future than any previsions of hers could anticipate.
Micawber was so very much struck by this happy rounding off with a quotation, that he indulged himself, and us, with a second reading of the sentence, under pretence of having lost his place.
In an interview after the session, death penalty author Deputy Speaker Fred Castro said the House majority is set to put the death penalty bill to a vote for second reading on Wednesday, even though the predominantly Catholic nation will be celebrating Ash Wednesday.
BAGHDAD / NINA / MP, of the state of law coalition, Sadiq al-Labban asserted that State of Law coalition will boycott today's session because the agenda of today does not include the second reading of the budget bill.
The EU Council of Ministers has still not adopted its position on the proposal for a Directive on the quality of bathing waters following the European Parliament's second reading, and the EP's Environment Committee is already getting ready to defend its position in the likely event of a conciliation procedure.
The draft second reading program includes further amendments to the Copyright and Related Rights Act, the Law on the Development of the Academic Staff in the Republic of Bulgaria and the Law on Maritime Spaces, Inland Waterways and Ports of the Republic of Bulgaria.
In response to enquiries concerning the Government's withdrawal of the notice for resuming the Second Reading debate on the Employment (Amendment) Bill 2017 on January 31, a spokesman of the Government made the following response today (January 29) :
Delegates adopted a conclusion to schedule the next session after one hour break right after this one concludes for amendments and vote on budget in the second reading.
A bill that would allow all 'covered' employees in hotels and other establishments to share among themselves the 100 percent service charge collected has finally hurdled the second reading at the Senate.