the stage in the consideration of a legislative bill that provides an opportunity for debate and amendment.
the second presentation of a bill in a legislative assembly, as to approve its general principles (in Britain), or to discuss a committee's report on it (in the US)
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On a second reading, invite volunteers to point to each part of the cycle as it is mentioned.
My enthusiasm darkened to suspicion upon a second reading, however.
The bill still requires a second reading to become law.
Every copy, on second reading, begins to acquire marginal cross-references.
The book actually improves with a second reading, when the author's tactics can best be appreciated.
But the second reading confirmed his first impression.
City council approves second reading of noise ordinance.
When a bill is reported out of committee, it is placed on the second reading calendar and is read again.