third reading


Definition of third reading

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

Examples of third reading in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Legislation that would require the automatic expungement of records for certain crimes advanced to its third reading with a substitute. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Bill ending qualified immunity for police passes Virginia House on second consideration," 9 Sep. 2020 Holbert said in an interview Sept. 10 that Woodmere Village Council needs to approve legislation -- tabled on third reading Aug. 5 -- to accept a $215,000 grant from the Ohio Department of Public Works. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Orange to offer Safety Forces Treat Parade as another option on Halloween," 8 Oct. 2020 In an interview Thursday (Sept. 10), Holbert said the ordinance related to the trail project was introduced to council in July and tabled on third reading Aug. 5. cleveland, "Orange mayor wonders why Woodmere is not moving forward on project," 10 Sep. 2020 The House advanced several other bills Thursday to their third reading in the chamber, including a ban on no-knock warrants, a prohibition on neck restraints and a duty for an officer to intervene when another officer is engaged in wrongdoing. Tyler Arnold, Washington Examiner, "Bill to mandate civilian review boards of police departments passes Virginia House," 4 Sep. 2020 The measure was read three times but failed to garner enough votes to pass on the third reading and will remain on the Quorum Court's agenda for September. Tom Sissom, Arkansas Online, "County OKs Prairie Grove liquor vote," 21 Aug. 2020 The ordinance was introduced May 6 and passed on third reading. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Orange playground to remain closed due to coronavirus concerns," 12 June 2020 The future of Dog Day Afternoon, though, may lie in a third reading: that the 1972 bank robbery was a kind of LGBTQ Battle of Bunker Hill. Kyle Smith, National Review, "Three Ways of Looking at Dog Day Afternoon," 4 May 2020 Council voted unanimously to approve the ordinances, both of which were on third reading following two public hearings in November. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, "Solon council sends two zoning issues to March ballot," 3 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of third reading

circa 1571, in the meaning defined above

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“Third reading.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 2 Dec. 2020.

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