first reading


Definition of first reading

: the first submitting of a bill before a quorum of a legislative assembly usually by title or number only

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Recent Examples on the Web An ordinance to submit the rezoning of the four parcels to voters was placed on first reading Monday. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 9 June 2021 In open session, the board held a public hearing on the first reading of its Local Control and Accountability Plan for 2021-2024. Laura Groch, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 June 2021 Because the county’s mask mandate was enacted in an ordinance, Goodin said the Board of County Commissioners would consider the first reading of a new ordinance mirroring the new mask mandate for publication at their open meeting next week. From Usa Today Network And Wire Reports, USA TODAY, 19 May 2021 It’s the fourth week in a row below 600,000 and the first reading below 500,000 since before the pandemic. Jj Kinahan, Forbes, 6 May 2021 City Council placed on first reading Tuesday (April 13) an agenda item that would have the city lease the two cameras for one year at a cost of $5,000. cleveland, 14 Apr. 2021 The ordinance, introduced by San Diego County Supervisor Nora Vargas, narrowly passed its first reading last month and must be approved Tuesday to take effect. Phillip Molnar, San Diego Union-Tribune, 3 May 2021 Four amendments were filed Monday after it was adopted by the Senate and before it was placed on the House calendar, six before its cursory first reading and four more by day’s end. John Haughey, Washington Examiner, 28 Apr. 2021 The Senate had its first reading of the bill March 30. William Thornton |, al, 5 Apr. 2021

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First Known Use of first reading

1571, in the meaning defined above

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12 Jun 2021

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“First reading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jun. 2021.

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