third reading


Definition of third reading

: the final stage of the consideration of a legislative bill before a vote on its final disposition

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It had been expected council would suspend the third reading and then cast a final vote, but council members let the legislation stand without comment. Beth Mlady,, "City Council waits to vote on Middleburg law department reorganization," 16 Apr. 2018 The move followed divisions that had emerged between senior ministers and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu over the wording of the legislation proposal, which will be presented to the Knesset plenum from its second and third readings. Ariel Kahana, Jewish Journal, "Lawmakers back tougher version of terrorist wages bill," 27 June 2018 Discussions will continue at a possible City Council work session or during the second and third readings of the legislation. Beth Mlady,, "Tenant conduct is key to proposed rental property ordinance in Berea," 23 Apr. 2018 Following the vote, the resolution was automatically moved to its second and third readings before council. Brian Lisik/special To,, "Brunswick City Council passes long list of new smoke shop and tattoo parlor rules," 13 Feb. 2018 The bill flew through its second and third reading and passed the Senate three days after it was resurrected. Jessica Wetzler, USA TODAY, "Va. Senate bill allowing drunken driving on private property passes," 9 Feb. 2018 The council will hold a public hearing prior to its Feb. 21 meeting before a third reading of the ordinance and a final vote are taken. Jeff Piorkowski/special To,, "Pepper Pike to hold chicken-keeping public hearing Feb. 21; looks to alleviate flooding," 19 Jan. 2018 The third reading, by Sandy Denapolis-Bosarge, allows for advertising for a new superintendent if a majority of the board votes not to renew Joseph's contract. Littice Bacon-blood,, "Jefferson Parish School Board to consider ending superintendent's contract," 18 Jan. 2018 The board will also hear final changes to the Facility Master Plan as part of the plan’s third reading, and will discuss next steps for a local funding measure. Laura Groch,, "On the agenda, Jan. 14," 14 Jan. 2018

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circa 1571, in the meaning defined above

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