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Stages of a Bill

Stages of a Bill through Parliament

First Reading A first reading is when a bill is introduced to a legislature.
Second Reading A second reading is the stage of the legislative process where a draft of a bill is read a second time
Consideration in Detail (Optional) It is then debated and voted on for each clause or any amendments. Informal discussion.
Third Reading The third time read provides the opportunity for the Senate finally to consider the bill as it has emerged from committee of the whole and to accept or reject it.
Other House Goes through the same stages as the first house.
Royal Assent Royal Assent is the method by which a country's constitutional monarch (The Royal Family) formally approves an act of that nation's parliament, making it a law.
Bill A bill is a proposed law under consideration by a legislature.
Parliamentary Counsel Lawyer who writes up bill.
Cabinets Influence
Significance of second reading It plays an important role in correcting the first.
Role of opposition
Created by: Denholm