Definition of First reading
1. Noun. The first presentation of a bill in a legislature.
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Literary usage of First reading
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1. Journal by General Assembly, Pennsylvania General Assembly. Senate, Pennsylvania (1920)
"The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate hill No. ... The Senate proceeded to the first reading and consideration of Senate ..."
2. Lex Parliamentaria Americana: Elements of the Law and Practice of by Luther Stearns Cushing (1874)
"The motion for the first reading need not be made on the day on which a bill is ... In order to fix upon the time for the first reading, the motion must be ..."
3. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson (1904)
"Scob. 31; 1 Grey, 82, 84. SECTION XXIV. BILLS, first reading. ... A bill cannot be amended at the first reading,—6 Grey, 286; nor is it usual for it to be ..."
4. The Writings of Thomas Jefferson by Thomas Jefferson, Thomas Jefferson Memorial Association of the United States (1903)
"BILLS, first reading. When a bill is first presented, the clerk reads it at the table, ... A bill cannot be amended at the first reading,—6 Grey, 286; ..."
5. Constitution, Jefferson's Manual, and Rules of the House of Representatives by Clarence A. Cannon, United States Congress. House, Thomas Jefferson (1919)
"BILLS, first reading. When a bill is first presented, the Clerk reads it at obsolete the table, and hands it to the Speaker, ..."
6. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1882)
"of the Land Bill—Mr. Gladstone's Proposals—Debates on the first reading—Public Opinion—Resignation of the Duke of Argyll—Speeches and Letters of the Easter ..."