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 The ordinance was passed on third reading by a 5-0 vote. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 22 Dec. 2021 The item will appear on second reading on council’s agenda July 19, and then council would vote on third reading Aug. 2. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 8 July 2021 The ordinance was introduced to council Oct. 13, and it was passed on third reading. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 11 Nov. 2021 This past session, Smitherman introduced a bill that would permit cities to have 15 entertainment districts (that bill died before a third reading in the House). al, 29 May 2021 The ordinances, both introduced to council in July, were approved on third reading and included amendments to the original agreements. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 21 Sep. 2021 Advocates and survivors worked endlessly to get the bill to the third reading in June 2021. Debbie Owusu-akyeeah,, 14 Sep. 2021 There will be a public hearing held just prior to the start of the June 21 council meeting, followed by the legislation’s third reading and possible council vote. Beth Mlady, cleveland, 11 June 2021 All three were passed on third reading, following public hearings on each ordinance. Ed Wittenberg, cleveland, 17 Aug. 2021

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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 26 Jan. 2022.

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