Chapter 25 - Standing Order No 137 - First Reading
Standing Order No. 137
(1) The question on the first reading and printing will be taken together as one motion, be put by the President immediately after the bill has been received, and be determined without amendment or debate.
(2) On every order for the reading of a bill the short title only will be read.
(3) After the first reading, on any bill other than a bill received from the Legislative Assembly, the second reading may be moved immediately or made an order of the day for a later hour or for a future day. Immediately following the second reading speech by the mover, debate is to be adjourned until a future day which must be at least five calendar days ahead.
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